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Nursing Times columnist Mark Radcliffe

We should not see support workers as our enemy

There are, among healthcare workers, a series of popular responses to an economic downturn. Some move to Spain and try to open up a vegetarian restaurant, yoga retreat or drive one of those speedboats that drag inflatable bananas around the bay throwing screaming kids into the sea. A few hunker down and prepare to see out the storm - they have mortgages or children and are rubbish at yoga. One or two get angry with politicians and managers and try to campaign to defend services. But ...

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