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vanessa Holleley-Wood

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  • Comment on: NMC proposes 60% hike in registration fee

    vanessa Holleley-Wood's comment 20 May, 2012 2:30 pm

    I wonder if the phrase "do more with less" means anything to the NMC? Because this is what we - as nurses - have been told we have to do. I think the NMC needs a reality check! I wonder what would happen if every registered nurse refused to pay the increase - we could not all be not allowed to practice as there would not be anyone available to run services. I for one vote for a boycott of these fees - and every Nurse I have spoken to at work this morning agrees.

  • Comment on: Sugar banned from hospital vending machines

    vanessa Holleley-Wood's comment 1 July, 2010 2:16 pm

    Were the public consulted? ..............just aware of the PPI agenda here....and that is here to stay and more!!!

  • Comment on: New patient gown design unveiled by health minister

    vanessa Holleley-Wood's comment 29 March, 2010 7:51 am

    Not a moment too soon, I say!!!! Patient comfort and dignity is one of the principles of basic nursing............well of the old school that I am from........not that I am THAT old - just trained well. Seems to me the negative comments above are probably from the generation of nurses who don't like to get their hands dirty in case they need to wash them, or do a bit of hard work. Why shouldn't a designer be asked to design something, after all that is his job., Nowhere is there mention of a big fat fee...may be there was some altruism here and he did it for the challenge, and to improve patient care.
    Lets give them a chance - when are they going to be available? They have got to be better than what is in use now.

  • Comment on: Tesco sales figures point to recession baby boom

    vanessa Holleley-Wood's comment 1 August, 2009 1:18 pm

    Why oh why oh why has this article in a medical journal got a picture of a baby bottle feeding. The job of HVs increasing the breastfeeding stats is hard enough without our own professional organisations not supporting us. The Government are setting targets to increase breastfeeding rates - come on.........give us some support........Artificial feeding is just what it says. Next time put a picture of a baby breastfeeding .or even better .............change this one now!!!!