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Scrapping health bill could save 6,000 nursing posts, says Labour


Iama Cynic | 6-Feb-2012 1:28 pm "Dear Little One... if you have neen training to become an NHS nurse, surely you would have learned from your nurse training course that the Tory party are doing their utmost to scrap the NHS - as we know and value it- for a privatised substitute of a service." Actually, our course has not focussed on the current politics regarding the NHS and more with A&P, the formation of the NHS, holistic care, assessments, pathophysiology etc. We have had to find out what is happening in the NHS through the papers and staff on placements. michael stone | 6-Feb-2012 3:03 pm "Little One, I hope you do find a nursing job." Thank you, I do too! "For some reason I managed to briefly scanyour comment in that 'Pain Police' piece, but when I tried to go back and post a comment it locked me out as 'subscriber only content'. Stick to your guns - pain is real if the patient feels it, and isn't present if the person isn't feeling it. Plently of wounds in wartime are not accompanied by any pain initially (many soldiers who are shot, say at the time they only felt the impact, not any pain), and when I played rugby I hurled myself into contacts which would have been very painful under 'everyday' circumstances, but are not at all painful when you are playing the game (you tend to get the pain in the showers, post-match)." I know what you mean, we were discussing this in our pain lecture just the other day, whereby people did not realise they had pain until minutes, sometimes hours after they had injured themselves. I myself have had a delayed pain response and know what it is like. I also know what it is like personally, to be thought of as a 'faker' when in pain, it's not nice and that is why I would never do it to my patients. I was in pain for years before someone took me seriously and I eventually had an operation. "These NHS reforms are turning very nighmarish, even more so than they originally were - and this baffles me. Recently the Goverment has been using a 'line' that 'we know the reforms work and save money, because some GPs are already doing it'. How are those GPs already doing it, if the law has not yet been changed - doesn't that suggest, we could have the 'good bits of the changes' WITHOUT a change in the law ?" I cannot answer this because I do not know. I am just very concerned and very upset that an NHS I would have been proud to work in is being eroded in front of my eyes.

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6 February, 2012

Posted time

11:34 pm