Greater Manchester Against The Bedroom Tax NO BEDROOM TAX FEDERATION RALLY and CONFERENCE 1pm – 4pm Sat 20th July Friends Meeting House, Mount St, M2 5NS We are out to Axe the Bedroom Tax. We need to build a bigger, better organised movement that is larger, broader, stronger, more determined, and more effective. That is […]
1500 DISABLED PEOPLE DEAD FROM STARVATION, ILLNESS AND SUICIDE AFTER BEING DEEMED ‘FIT FOR WORK’ BETWEEN JANUARY AND AUGUST 2011 ATOS DON’T GIVE A TOSS! Time to fight back ! 31 May, 12pm: Protest march from Albert Square to ATOS “assessment” centre at Albert Bridge House 6 June, 7pm: Public Meeting at Friends’ Meeting House […]
“Most senior clinicians of the Trust are very cynical and disillusioned with this plan and appalled that the Strategic Health Authority has not put a stop to this.” – VIDEO
In the House of Commons Tuesday 28th June, 2011 the Rt Hon Tony Lloyd MP, spoke in a Westminster Hall ‘Private Members’ debate (Edale Unit Manchester) of his frustration at not being able to obtain satisfactory answers to questions relating to the proposed closure of a hospital unit that deals with some of the most […]
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.