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All new nurses could face checks on compassion and values


Another dose of salts. I have been a NHS worker for 51 years. 46 years as a qualified staff. The NHS condones the idea of calling its staff Human resources. It changes the Minister of Health as much as a District Nurse changes a Patients bandages. It constantly renews itself without permission from anyone in particular least of all its users. It is now condoning not paying staff who are off work sick, for the first three days. (remember this is the NHS. punishing its Human resources for actually being ill. It is led by Corporate, (failed) administrators who know absolutely nothing about the roles of the staff that they mismanage. The NHS as a so called exemplar employer, has no real compassion itself, so it does not display any of those qualities that it expects from its workforce. If the NHS were a year, it would start on the first of January, and would stop, and start again, on the 20th of the same month, with nothing to show, apart from a new, but useless, computer programme. The complaints about new staff are fair, and they should be aware that they are supposed to become compassionate, however this has to be taught by People and organisations that are compassionate in the first place. Most of the Professors and their teaching staff have proved themselves to be poor practitioners in the first place. And many Trained staff (including myself) need to constantly challenge our practice. Compassion, can only be learned from others who have these skills, and can only exist in a compassionate environment.

Posted date

11 September, 2012

Posted time

10:54 am