Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


"Systems such as red trays erode essential nursing skills"


I soent my training learning about the new holistic, patient centred care where sensible judgment and clinical experience allowed for individualised care to be the benchmark of good practice. Many of my tutors spoke of task orientated care where everything was done irrespective of need and all patients received the sae care where their uniqueness was not recognised, so someone heals faster and better receives the same care as someone who is at risk of infections and delay in their healing due to co-existing morbidities. All these initiatives, whilst papering over the problems, seem to hark back to the task orientated times, and flies in the face of evidence based best practice. A friend of mine states that "it is best practice not common practice", whichthe hierachy of the NHS/government seem to be losing sight of. Please accept my clinical judgement or ask me if you do not understand why I have not or have completed something in the care of my patient. I worked hard for my qulaification and feel undervalued because my seniors in the NHS management and government do not respect me or allow me to do my job properly.

Posted date

19 February, 2012

Posted time

8:56 pm