We have also included a press release sent out from the Lib Dem Health spokesman Coun: John Grant (Whally Range, Manchester) Grant, who served himself over twenty years as a Medical Doctor in the NHS issued the press release on the 17th November, 2009 in which he says that no proper consultation has be carried […]
By: Paul Reed. Yesterday, Wednesday 09th December, 2009 at a meeting held at Mainway. Occupational Therapy, Park House Jessica Williams Project Director for the Foundation Trust addressed members of Manchester Users Network. She invited patients to become members of the proposed new Foundation Trust, and spoke of the benefits of Manchester Mental Health and Social […]
By: Karen Reissmann
The tabloids have greeted the news that all nurses will soon go to university by declaring we will become “too posh to wash”. But such backward comments ignore the real problems with the plan.
While it sounds good to give nurses more education, the reality is that this is the latest step in a long history of deskilling. It will lead to fewer nurses on the wards and work getting shifted onto less trained staff.
In the 27 years I have been a nurse I have seen many changes. Nurse training has become increasingly academic.
Some of this is to be welcomed. We want to be able to understand how to judge research on care and consider ethical issues, and we need to be able to have the skills to assess what really works.
Yet most student nurses will tell you that current training provides little help in teaching you to do the actual job you have to do – like putting up drips. Too much time is spent “academising” practical skills.
Hello Everyone, On June 8th 2011 Manchester Users Network carry on with its campaign meetings. You can support us by forwarding this article to everyone you know. Check out the website www.manchesterusersnetwork.org.uk for regular updates. Write back your opinions to us and or even attend our meeting at: Park House Hospital Delauneys Rd Crumpsall Manchester […]
WASHINGTON: Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center have found yet another reason why eating fish can be beneficial. Dr. Richard J. Deckelbaum, Director of the Columbia Institute of Human Nutrition, has found that a diet rich in fish oils can prevent the accumulation of fat in the aorta, the main artery leaving the heart. The […]
IF you are a trade unionist working in the NHS then surely your responsibilities extend to speaking out in the interests of the wider public, not simply on the pay and conditions of union members. This is the core belief that kept sacked mental health nurse Karen Reissmann strong during her 17-month battle to win back her job.
“ENDGAME” 28-01-2009 ‘ Ms Sheila Foley Leaves The Court without comment or a smile for the camera’. Karen Reissmann left the Tribunal today with a wide smile and a spring in her step she made no comment, those journalists present asked many questions but both sides are not allowed to talk about the […]
By: Simon Peter Day two 27th January Sheila Foley who essentially had no other alternative, and was left to dismiss Karen from her position, Ms. Foley seems to express guilt after she declared ‘Karen was essential’. The trust was still adamant about its position on the dismissal after talks in the chambers with the […]
By: Simon Peter’s In Court