A Police officer spoke of how they truly believe that the higher the rank the madder their ideas seem to get, certainly taking the new Police HQ due to open at Newton Heath as a example, those in charge have made sure it is fitted with a state of the art canteen. There are no canteens available for ordinarily street cops or civilian Police workers. It was only some years ago under GMP former Chief Con Wilmot that a brand new bathroom was fitted to the 11th flooring offices of Greater Manchester Police, Chester House, GMP HQ, costing not £300.000 as the ‘on the march officer’, had suggested but, £350.000 as MUN have since researched into the case and found the true amount spent on the Chief Constables personnel bathroom with gold taps to boot?
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.
BOOK ONE: “More Time for Politics” is the publication of Tonys Diaries from 2001-2007 and is signed by Tony Benn ‘To the patients of Park House’
BOOK TWO “Dare to Be a Daniel Tony Benn, Then and Now” and Signed By Tony Benn with the words in Tonys own handwriting ‘For the support of Karen Reissmann’
It’s a beautiful written book about Tonys life and times and will be a historical collection piece for when the story is told about Karen’s own heroic stand for the patients of Manchester, it would make a wonderful present at Christmas for anyone who is interested in politics.