I’m going to have to leave my job as an NHS nurse – I just can’t take it anymore


Many employment areas of the UK are underfunded for pay, while a few areas are not underfunded and are overpaid, perhaps MPs could be included in this, but the ‘Captains of industry’ more so.

It is said you have to pay the rate for the job to obtain the right calibre of people, which is mainly quoted re ‘Captains of Industry’, is that correct, do Captains of Industry even respect their high pay.

Whether they do or not is important, but not as important as the phrase ‘you have to pay the rate for the job to obtain the right calibre of people’ for is this not true in many, if not all professions and that is certainly so with nursing.

So lets not use a phrase just for the top 1%, but for all in employment, especially nursing.

If the country can not afford it, then it can not for ‘Captains of Industry’.

Lets bring equality into employment.

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I have held a child’s airways open when they couldn’t breathe, and I’ve sat with them and talked about their fears of dying. I have watched children die and held their parents’ hands through it. The 1 per cent pay rise doesn’t even cover the cost of the car parking charges we have to pay

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I’m a paediatric nurse, and I have been a part of a team where many times we resuscitated a child about to die and managed to save them. I have held a child’s airway open and given them breaths when they were suddenly unable to breathe themselves. I have spotted crucial signs of deterioration and helped prevent further decline and I have sat with children talking about their fear of dying.

I have watched children die and I have held their parents’ hands through it.

We do not get a moment of reflection afterwards; I…

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Better funding for social care needed now to avoid staffing crisis | Care Industry News


A leading social care group has warned that any predicted increases in NHS pay must be matched by better funding for the independent care sector to avoid a

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The NHS underfunding is a choice. And people are dying. [video]


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It’s really hard to capture and keep even the most interested and motivated persons attention long enough to explain how and why the NHS is being underfunded and the truly catastrophic impact of this.

This rather excellent video series does this perfectly.

https://vimeo.com/189849180/8b41b9e6e5

Share and RT, write to your MP. It’s your choice too; stand by and let the NHS die, or do something about it.

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The NHS is Collapsing. Part 3: The collapse is a choice, not a necessity


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It’s my job as a doctor to interpret trends and analyse hodgepodge information to predict an outcome. I look at the NHS and see a single direction of travel: collapse without rapid and drastic intervention.
In a series of posts we will look at exactly why and how this is happening. This is what I see- you can decide yourself what you see.

In the part 1 here, we looked at why the NHS budget must rise 3-4% per year just to stand still.

In part 2 here we saw exactly how this isn’t happening and the catastrophic effect it’s having on the National Health Service.

Now we examine why.


It’s clear the trend of rising demand and falling budget is not compatible with a sustainable health service, and after six years, the NHS is about to collapse. The question we have to ask is why would our leaders stand…

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NHS Privatisation: Cuts to My Local Health Centre


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Visiting our local health centre the other day, my parents, along with the other local people enrolled there, were handed a letter, explaining that due to funding cuts the health centre was having to cut back on services. It also advised its patients that if they wanted to raise their concerns about the restriction in their service they could contact:-

1. NHS England at FAO Linda Prosser, Director of Assurance and Delivery, NHS England South West (BNSSG), 4th floor Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS1 3NX
2. your local MP who is Karin Smyth at the House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
3. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, via his website http://www.jeremyhunt.org

Unfortunately, this is happening to the NHS and GPs’ services all the country. It is no accident, and it is certainly not the fault of the many dedicated doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in…

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The Significant Seven: an Exploration of the Counter-Evidence for a ‘7-Day NHS’


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The Department of Health’s favourite line is “There are 8 independent studies showing a ‘weekend effect'”. I’ve been through these 8 before, and the terms “independent” and even “studies” are used fairly loosely. This has been the stick Jeremy Hunt and co have used to justify their unfunded and unmodelled 7-day NHS plans, and to beat the junior doctors with. This week the stick broke.

To borrow the Ministry of Truth’s own language: “There are now 7 independent studies showing that the 7-Day NHS plan is a bad idea”.
Juniordoctorblog explores the counter-evidence against the 7-day NHS spin.


The ‘Weekend Effect’

Three separate studies this week came out against the established narrative of ‘poor care’ at weekends creating excess deaths.

“Higher mortality rates amongst emergency patients admitted to hospital at weekends reflect a lower probability of admission” by Meacock et al in 2016

All previous research has…

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An office full of nurses and no antiseptic wipe


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Yesterday I accompanied someone to his Work Capability Assessment. Let’s call him Jack. Jack had one of those lists of ailments that spill off the form onto further pieces of paper, and quite clearly should never have been called in at all. And he already had serious mobility problems before having a toe amputated four days earlier. He arrived by taxi with his mother and had to walk slowly, leaning on a stick and steadying himself on her arm. Although there is parking in front of the assessment centre, this is only for the people who work in the building and it is protected by a barrier. The taxi had to stop the other side of the barrier, and Jack had to make his way slowly across the parking area. To someone in good health, the distance from barrier to door, across the outer lobby and down the corridor might…

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Do the public still trust doctors and nurses? | The King’s Fund


Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients’ interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion?

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