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Health secretary launches community 'named nurse' plan


Nurses paid at the old G grade did have continuing responsibility. The Agenda for Change threw all that up in the air and we no longer have staff with that level of responsibility attached to their role or the time to undertake it in full. Why yet again are we looking to "Blame " nurses, of course they should be responsible for the care they give etc. But they must have the time to assess patients, control over admission to their caseload, properly trained permanent staff to delegate to and the time to supervise them. In my experience few GP's are ever in the line of fire, they are Teflon coated and are never responsible for the patient in the community unless they phone in with a ready made diagnosis which has been ignored. They work, in the main, part time. never give an opinion for their discipline at meetings, only their own. How come nurses on 1/3 of their pay will bear the responsibility now? I am puzzled by this latest bright idea.

Posted date

5 July, 2013

Posted time

7:34 pm