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Jane Ball: 'The Francis inquiry tells us inadequate staffing costs lives'


Nothing will change until nurses reclaim their power. Yes, they are exhausted, demoralised and intimidated by unsupportive managers BUT it is only they who can do something about it. It is imperative that nurses engage differently with each other - break the negative cycle of moaning that pervades the NHS - overtly support each other. If nurses pull together they will have a unified voice that is hard to ignore. How do they do this? Dogged determination, committment and courage. I don't know if striking is the answer but I do know that it's unlikely to happen while nurses are as disempowered as they currently are.

Posted date

20 March, 2013

Posted time

6:01 pm