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Further clampdown on agency spending by regulator

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I wonder if NHSi will triangulate this so called saving with the number of SI's, high level incidents, falls and pressure sores, delays for patients getting to and from theatres and absence rates of staff with the savings and above all look at the patient and staff experience of the current NHS as a provider and employer? Just need to remind them about the so called 'open and transparent NHS' we should be working in & receiving care from. Getting rid of +band8's as suggested is random offensive statement. Many matrons and lead nurses and midwives work their socks off to challenge the status quo for their staff and patients and don't earn quite as much as some think. What is needed is proper pay and conditions for staff & that includes AHP's, path staff, porters etc not just nurses and midwives in order to do that NHSl and NHSE should take a long hard look at what is going on in CCG land and their own front room. Suggest you start looking there for savings and tighter banding of roles and give them some real work to do. After all a deputy chief nurse or a band 7 contracts (non clinical) manager etc would fall to the ground after a heavy week in acute/community/mental health/midwifery clinical areas. CEO's should not earn more than the prime minister. And most of all lets just get on and focus on the nursing /midwifery skill mix, refocus training and deal with the changes needed ASAP; in other words stop talking about it and to use the awful words in the article if we all 'pile' in and stand our ground on what is right for patients. Every nurse/midwife can make a difference & complete a incident form when you consider your shift to be unsafe, when you have been prevented from caring for your patients properly and ensure the 'red flags' are bought to the attention of your managers.

Posted date

18 October, 2016

Posted time

8:39 pm

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