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I believe the introduction of duvet days where employees are allowed to have up to three days in a year (not more than one day at a time) where employees can be absent but without any sickness being recorded or investigation or any explanation required. This would help reduce sick days, allow staff days off in emergencies and is good for staffs health and wellbeing.

Tom White
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Where I work the nurses cannot provide the best face to face care because they are expected to order stock that is being used on a daily basis rather than nursing.  This is done by manually inputting long barcode numbers into excel spread sheets, which goes through a convoluted drawn out ordering system. This process has been happening for years and can put the service at risk if barcodes are not inputted correctly. Leading to stock shortages, long phone calls to suppliers and the Trusts...

addiebaaddiee
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Admin staff need to answer the phone! This past year I have worked in three major Trusts in London.  The first two were as a Bank administrator and the latest position is permanent.  The year before I worked at private hospital.  The first thing I realised was people don’t answer the phone.  There I was sitting at the reception desk, the phone rings and I reach for it and my colleague slaps my hand and says we don’t answer the phone.  The back office also never answered the phone...

Mousa Miah
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Replace the 'Zero Tolerance' posters with ones directing people to 'Be Kind' to NHS staff who are working tirelessly under often huge pressures to care for people. Maybe add some of the statistics showing how many people are seen and helped by the NHS across the UK in a year, how many babies are born in NHS hospitals each year, etc. Perhaps mention the research showing that rudeness and incivility affects the performance of people it's aimed at and all of those that witness it.

Gill Watson
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I find that more focus is spent on recruiting layer upon layer of non clinical managers. What is needed is recruitment and retention of nurses on wards / clinics etc.      Management want standards met with no staff to facilitate this. Yet they offer no physical support to ward staff but will happily sit in a meeting for hours on end. failing to recognise that if they were visible and took part in ward care staff would feel more supported and management may truly understand the issues staff...

Julie Shaw
by Julie Shaw
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Stop staff from being moved to other clinical areas where they have had no training on equipment etc....this is putting patients at risk which is causing staff stress! I have worked for the NHS for 18 years and have never known staff moral to be so low within the area I work. I know, this is due to staff having to be moved to other areas. Staff sickness is at its highest within the area I work and again this is due to staff feeling stressed and under valued. I don’t understand how when a new...

Jane Teasdale
by Jane Teasdale
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Jane Teasdale

Patients constantly hold the false belief that I can see information documented about them once they have consented. The reality of this is sadly so different. With technology being a crucial tool in the develoment of our futture NHS I feel like we will eventually crash and burn with the multitude of varying systems. 'One device, one person' is combatting cyber attacks. It would be such a MASSIVELY effective efficiency change to documentation amongst the all NHS departments by recoding on...

LYNETTE FOX
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We can configure and transform service to be all singing and dancing but without a happy and feeling valued workforce these service will not meet patients needs and provide high quality and safe patient care.  We have become so rigid int eh NHS to the point that we are not allowing our young generation to understand what we do. In Africa where l come form l grew up going to my dads workplace and spending a day with him and or his staff and this gave me the pride of working  form an early...

MissK
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The organisation should embrace a sense of diversity and tolerance. By this, I mean that the staff should respect people regardless of color, background, etc...  It has never happened and I don't expect this tomorrow because the NHS values are clear to all of us but some people have decided to treat others like foreigners, strangers, incompetent because they don't speak better English. But actually themselves don't speak any foreign language. It is to my understanding disgusting really. In a...

Etienne Byaruhanga
by Etienne Byaruhanga
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Etienne Byaruhanga

If we are going to be about values, our actions and policies and measures all need to be consistent and align, as an NHS.  They need to be, at core, about valuing people.  For example, what does measuring sickness absence tell us?  Does it give a measure of the health of our workforce?  Someone can be unwell but not off sick.  Is it about the cost of the absence, or caring for our people so they can care for our patients?  Do we manage absence, or support staff to stay as well as they can be...

Sara Hayes
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