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Francis to end 'climate of fear' as NHS whistleblowing review begins


I work as a HCA and have done for 23 yrs 8yrs in the 1980's then a further 15 since 1999. I feel staff at my level are not allowed to challenge Senior Nurses at unit level, let alone trust management, As soon as you open your mouth and make suggestions which go against their way of doing things or thinking, they jump on you like a ton of bricks. They prefer to pursue their own agendas and build their own little empires / cliques: And it will be these people who will get promotion based purely on personal relationships and not talent or innovative ideas, that is not what most NHS managers want they sycophants who will tow the Trust line & fit in, As a result only a few are prepared to stick their head above the parapet, in case they get their head shot off. I honestly believe most managers in the NHS do not want ideas from their staff let alone criticism. They in the main prefer their staff especially junior staff to put up n shut up. This stifles ideas & innovation from the Front line where a lot of experience resides. In general it is disregarded & wasted, as a result Oh and in between my stints in the NHS as a HCSW I got a 2.1 Hons degree in History & Geography so never assume that the person in the HCA uniform is a dimwit !!!

Posted date

9 August, 2014

Posted time

10:39 pm