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Honesty laws and HCA regulation would make NHS safer, say nurses


I agree that Managers in the NHS should recieve more training and preparation for their roles. Being an exceptional Nurse for example does not mean you will automatically make the transition into a managerial role and have the skills to be effective. Yes some individuals have more natural leadership or managerial skills . However there is a different skill set involved in managing and leading on a continual basis. I do agree with regulation of HCAS. However I agree with the point made by Anonymous in the previous poster. We need our HCAS to recieve proper training and the proper checks made pre- employment. Our area does have a policy of having a ''Key Nurse'' for each patient for each shift. In the day time we split the ward in 3. One RGN for each team of patients. Then we have a coordinator to oversee. As for a '' Duty of candour''. Well Staff need to be protected and supported when they speak out at all levels whether Director, staff nurse or HCA. Its never stopped me. Its probarly only been sheer luck that I haven't been bullied or ''persuaded'' to be quiet. The reccomendations by the Francis report make sense.If the NHS is to become an institution which we can be proud of again, then the reccomendations need to be implemented.

Posted date

20 February, 2013

Posted time

1:37 pm