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Valerie Hindmarch

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  • Comment on: Critics blast NMC for senior team's 'extravagant' pay rise

    Valerie Hindmarch's comment 9 December, 2014 4:32 pm

    Do the police, fire, ambulance or military pay to protect the public. NO then why do nurses. All of them have to be registered and subject to the same rules.
    Nurses are stupid if they keep paying
    I have recently retired and resigned from the NMC so at last I can speak out without fear of reprisals.
    Read RCN POLICIES AND AFFILIATIONS by Leninnightingale it applies equally to the NMC

  • Comment on: Critics blast NMC for senior team's 'extravagant' pay rise

    Valerie Hindmarch's comment 25 November, 2014 1:15 pm

    Catherine & friend The NMC is a private company. Council members are appointed by Privy Council i,e THE GOVERNMENT.
    Council is made up of shape shifters who have have non exec posts in others gov organisations. Chair was a non exec at National Archives at Kew, one member was non exec for the Nat Lottery yet another has her own life skills set up. What the hell do these people know about nursing.
    Most of the alleged cases the NMC hear should be dealt with by employers but its cheaper using the NMC. Many others by the police. If there is a conviction then the registration should be cancelled.
    Registration and professional regulation should by a Government department or part of the NHS NOT a private company taking money under threats and false pretenses

  • Comment on: NMC approves rise in registration fee to £120 a year

    Valerie Hindmarch's comment 2 October, 2014 2:38 pm

    Do the police pay £120 to protect the public NO Do firemen pay £120 a year to protect the public. Do ambulance personnel pay £120 a year to protect the public NO Do army, navy, air force pay £120 a year to protect the public NO
    Then why the hell are nurses singled out and have to pay to protect the public.
    This is disgusting, it is to pay shape shifters (council Members with dubious MBAs sitting pushing pens around. Their names appear on other councils.
    These shape shifters are no independent as they would like nurses believe but are appointed by Privy Council i.e. the Government. Only 4 of the council are nurses who are letting their colleagues down badly.
    Much of the 'work' done by the NMC can and should be done elsewhere See Dear NMC on Nurses Blog International. Police should cover all abuse/neglect/forgery cases and Employer deal with the rest and report if convicted and dismissed remove from the register, removed form the register with appropriate appeal procedures in place
    When I qualified I paid a one off fee and was told it was registration foe life So every letter that goes out from them is a lie
    Other professional bodies such as Society of Biology, or Ins of Horticulture (also scientists) pay yearly but they know that their Council are all qualifies in their relevant fields The GMC are all Doctors. So why does the NMC have to put up with shape shifters who earn a lot more that qualified nurses.
    I feel that all nurses write to their MPs and the PSA (Professional Standards Association) another government appointed group and complain about the rise

  • Comment on: Former Mid Staffs A&E sisters lose appeal bid

    Valerie Hindmarch's comment 12 February, 2014 7:36 pm

    "bullying of colleagues, poor care and dishonesty" WOW That relates to a lot of managers Ive worked for, even my last one. Who do I report them to? Can I do it online? Seriously, scalps were needed and theirs were chosen.

  • Comment on: Claire Goodman: 'We need to know how best to provide healthcare in care homes'

    Valerie Hindmarch's comment 2 February, 2014 10:32 pm

    Trained staffing levels in care homes must be increased. At present many homes have HCA in charge of units. They have not had the training nor do they understand interactions of drugs. In one case a HCA was giving a new resident digoxin because he had bought it in with im. It was his wifes digoxin and he had a pacer!!! There was 1 RN to 71 residents This is not enough to give even basic care. The care providers dont care, they would cut it back further.

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