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Empowering nurses, frontline staff, patients and relatives


Mr Mcarthy, This is well thought out and comprehensive.We need to protect our patients at every level in all aspects of the care they recieve,and if that meens pointing out 'failings' then so be it. I have been in the NHS for 18 years 16 of those qualified and 3 of them in a Nurse Specialist role.I am deeply proud of the excellent care given in the foundation trust in which i work. However if I felt there was failing for patients and indeed staff i would not hesitate to adress this issue for the safe protection of all patients and staff.i aggree the staff cannot do a 'good' job if there is not enough staff to do the work.In my opinion the ward clerks also need to do longer/later hours to release the nursing staff from the telephone enquiries and answering clerical issues.Also it would be nice to see the 'clip board clan' come out of there offices and get back on the wards to remind them how hard and what pressures the nursing staff are under and how disgracefully they are spoken to at times.I think once they take that uniform off and hide away in the trust offices occasionally 'dipping in' on official visits is frankly ridiculous. we need to take note of the TV programme undercover boss, let them see for themselves what pressures the nursing and medical staff are under. Give them two bays of patients to look after which is 'normal' in most cases and see if they can give the care they expect from the nursing staff who do it on a daily basis. Thank you again and good luck!

Posted date

27 September, 2013

Posted time

10:27 am