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'Calling nurses a drain on public finances is a downright insult'


Anonymous | 6-Dec-2011 7:03 pm Anonymous | 5-Dec-2011 8:24 pm Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hadn't really expected any sign of gratitude from the NMC although recognition of over 30 years service would have been appreciated instead of two aggressive letters pointing out that it was fraudulent to practice without registration. I wonder why I bothered to write to them as my name would soon have been automatically removed when they didn't receive my registration fee (or should have been if they were doing their job). It seems in their eagerness to attempt to protect the public they have forgotten the nurses to whom they are responsible for holding their registration. Although it was a standard letter, probably sent out by some junior clerk I believe policy and organisational culture is the responsibility of Dickon Weir and I would have thought in his position he would be better educated and possess greater emotional intelligence to treat nurses and others with more respect. It is, however, of little issue as I now have a fulfilling life outside the NMC and little respect for this organisation and, apart from the fact that I was enormously proud to be on the register of nurses as it is a milestone in any life to qualify as a nurse, it was previously a greater honour to be an SRN (who also used to be well respected) where the GNC, to my knowledge, never had any issues. It is only regrettable that in the mid-80s when I qualified we were all lead to believe that our registration was for life until the UKCC and then the NMC appeared on the horizon and changed the rules and made new regulations. Obviously whilst periodic proof that practice and training are being kept up to date is vital I would have thought there were far more effective ways of supporting this.

Posted date

6 December, 2011

Posted time

8:06 pm