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Getting the basics right

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How to ensure staff and employers can get the basics right in their work?

 

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Patients are confused by inconsistent nurses’ uniforms – and they’re not alone Stephanie Jones-Berry -  @NurseNewsSteph Posted 20 January 2020 - 00:01 Share this page   Patricia_63451 23/01/20 - 16:50pm Registered Nurses should wear Grey tunics with black trousers with large letters RN written in white on their back of their grey tunics which would distinguish them from all other staff. Agency Healthcare Assistants wear navy blue scrubs and...

PATRICIA CLARKE
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Let the people that do the job improve the way that it's done through standardized work. But - improvement must start with effective and efficient Service design!

Tom Rose
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PATRICIA CLARKE
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"The eight-hour workday started its life as a socialist dream. The Welsh textile mill owner and social reformer Robert Owen is credited as the first person to articulate it, by calling for “eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, and eight hours rest” for workers in the early 19th century. This was much better than the 12- or 14-hour days factory workers, including children, were expected to put in at the time....

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Do what works. Please return to 8hr shifts for the overworked nursing staff to manage the extreme demands of the health service. The current healthcare system is not saving money with 12hr shifts imposed on nursing staff, as illustrated by the high sickness absence, poor patients experience, poor  temporary staffing, unqualified nursing assistants replacing Registered Nurses. This current business scenario, if it were to be replicated in the private sector, would result in bankruptcy and...

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The employer could make the biggest difference to Nurses by paying per nursing task - the average RN is responsible for the work of what safely would be considered the work of three RNs per shift. Insulted with unpaid breaks,  no designated 'Break Rooms' away from the public. A 'not fit for purpose' computer system instead of the expected standard of the software that 'Amazon' and 'Supermarkets' use considering the billions that the NHS is given by tax payers. Instead we have the...

PATRICIA CLARKE
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PATRICIA CLARKE

The vulnerable require support - genuine support - they deserve to be supported financially in the community.  Mentally ill - these vulnerable individuals should not be fighting for benefits - this is their right.  It would be refreshing to stop independent assessment services whom appear the only aim is to save money at the expense of vulnerable individuals.  These benefits that these mentally ill individuals genuinely and rightly deserve.       

CATHERINE HETHERINGTON
by CATHERINE HETHERINGTON
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CATHERINE HETHERINGTON

Having worked in the NHS for a year now, and particularly in the role I'm now in (supporting two senior Commissioning Managers) I can see a lot of time wasted across component organisations within the NHS in sourcing and sharing data. Providers supply data to Commissioners, Commissioning support Units, and to NHSE datasets via various methods. Commissioners then supply data thy have received from suppliers and vice versa. The methods used for reporting and accessing data vary too, from...

Julie Gibson
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Julie Gibson

The Government should make statutory in law for employers to make mandatory, flexible shifts across the NHS and for Safe Staffing - 4 patients maximum to one RN. Nurses are being expected to discharge patients ASAP due to the overwhelming influx of patients with chronic complex age-related, life-style related illnesses, within a system which was originally designed for acute care. The mother of all 'mis-matches,'

PATRICIA CLARKE
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PATRICIA CLARKE

With budget constraints and ever increasing demand for more staff, one of the key ways to reduce workload permanently is the introduction of automation. A key issue across Trusts is there are lot of paperwork based processes that are extremely manual, and many have a patchwork system comprising of a mixture of both electronic and paper-based systems, often requiring staff manually scan on documents or re-duplicate work. This can often be due to electronic record systems being proprietary...

Joshua Flynn
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