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Is the doctor-nurse game still being played?


I would say that nurses are being forced into doing more "medical" tasks to save the money that was being spent paying trained doctors to do them. If this had not happened, how else would junior doctors hours ever have been reduced? Having said that, on the whole patients have gained from nurses being able to carry out more medical tasks. However, nursing tasks are being carried out by, on the whole, poorly paid HCAs. Soon these HCAs will wake up to this fact and quite rightly demand more money. What will the NHS do then? Employ untrained and unqualified staff on the minimum wage? I do wonder sometimes...

Posted date

8 November, 2011

Posted time

6:23 pm