Comment on: Former Mid Staffs A&E sisters lose appeal bid
I agree that many managers are bullies and intimidate staff. They can use the system to get nurses into grouble. They are not honest as Valerie says. Maybe it's time for nurses to start blowing the whistle on their boses who show these traits and see whether the system will hold them accountable.
I feel encouraged to read these posts that show nurses are being supported and the comments reflect common sense. I agree that someone should not loose their job or license over here say. I have written about the need for staff to let off steam and express their feelings in terms of 'off stage' and 'on stage' settings. I agree with the comment that the nurse's confidentiality should not have been broken. I wish them well.
I know that they would find it difficult to work as a nurse on the front lines if they didn't get the money they are asking for!
Hospitals are set to be required to post staffing ratios in Arpil 2014. It's a good thing that specialist nurses are recognized as more is required of them and the stakes get higher if something goes wrong. I would like to see a phone hotline from wards to hospital administration where patients and their families can make calls 24/7 and more presence of ombudsmen on the wards who can communicate with various stakeholders who are making difficult decisions about staffing levels that put nurses licenses in jeopardy.
I think there is a fundamental conflict of interest when a licensed professional works for a hospital administration. I hope and pray that nursing leadership in the NHS will follow her moves carefully as they are put between a rock and a hard place when trying to please two masters so to speak.