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Sharon Bates

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  • Comment on: Control of nurses’ pay handed to employers

    Sharon Bates's comment 13 July, 2010 4:34 pm

    About time we form nursing consortia so we too can be in the front line of negotiation and incontrol of our own destinies.

    Stuff sitting round waiting for things let's get involved NOW.

    Anyone interested?

  • Comment on: Health white paper - what nurses need to know

    Sharon Bates's comment 13 July, 2010 4:28 pm

    Hurrah - the stumbling block of PCT and non HCP decision making will mean some realistic decisions.

    Doubtlessly it will have bumps - as all the changes in NHS but lets hope the £'s will be directed to wehre it needs to be not sloshing around in the PCT's, SHA's or Specialist Commisioners!

  • Comment on: Nurses in Wales get colour coded uniforms

    Sharon Bates's comment 8 April, 2010 11:22 pm

    Whatever colour my hope is that they are not worn at bus stops in the supermarket, picking children up from school.
    That they are CLEAN everyday, no pen marks on the pockets and worn only within the working area.
    I am (sadly) old enough to have had laundered on site uniforms, fighting in the changing rooms to find a named one that had come back not lost. Even with the trials and tribulations of all that and lockers etc etc Our uniforms were at least only worn on site and had to be clean everyday.
    Watching overtired Health practitoners dragging themselves home at the end of a shift looking crumpled, pale, grubby and exhausted - wearing the same uniform they may have worn the day before or will drag out again for the early tomorrow ... does colour matter ... really??? Surely we still need to think where when and how we wear these robes of delight too.
    I dunno something is skewed imho when many areas are now utilising scrubs (brrrr freezing) as standard - are these coloured?? I honestly don't know.
    As someone who has been rather 'rotund and large breasted' whatever the colour the fit is more important to me! I may be a senior nurse in Navy but believe me if it stretches across my nether regions I may as well have few qualifications as the overall appearance is not a happy one! We should canvass for fit first imho!!!