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Nurses warn of dangerous dips in safe staffing levels


In my view this article clearly illustrates one problem and one problem only. Mangement in our NHS is very poor. It matters not a jot in the end about funding when this is the case. What so many Trusts do is this. They hire a 'legal services manager' (LCM) at the same cost as 3 or 4 HCA's when problems start. This LCM in plain english is a minor clerk who sits in at meetings, is patronised by senoir staff into thinking that their view helps to form policy and so on, but in fact simply does whatever they are told to do and farms out work to local solicitors at extortionate rates to write rubbish in response to serious complaints. Hands up all those who think the assistance of 3 or 4 HCA's on your ward to help with patients is of less use than a twit in suit who does nothing.

Posted date

15 February, 2012

Posted time

12:29 pm