Nurse bashing by UK public AGAIN - Page 3Register Today!
- Mar 3, '08 by ohmeowzer RNlord mancroft sounds like a dirt bag.. every nurse in the UK should write him letters , picket outside his office and call his office... he sounds like a nasty, ungrateful man. he needs to be booted out of office.. the scum bag needs to be booted out of his torry peer job (?) and fast... grrrrrrr
- Mar 3, '08 by mortei am sure one of the UK nurses will be by to elaborate...but i dont think Lord Mancroft can be kicked out, he is a member of the House of Lords, so serves as a right of birth, i think..... that is a part of the government, and then you have the house of Commons, i think....
- Mar 3, '08 by birdgardnerI'm surprised a peer didn't seek care in a posh private hospital rather than through NHS.
Guess what? There are nurses who talk as if the patient isn't there, who regard patients as a nuisance, and who indulge in sex and alcohol.
Where Lord Mancroft went astray was to generalize.
- Mar 3, '08 by jessiernI don't want to defend this man by any means, but...
Haven't we all met nurses like that, or done clinicals at a hospital where is seemed like all the nurses acted that way? I wouldn't be surprised if he did experience that, but he should realize just as all politicans are not liars (!?!), that doesn't reflect all nurses.
- Mar 4, '08 by english_nurseQuote from StNeotserdo nurses sleep around?? ask abby titmuss heheheOh yes, I used to have that one too when I worked for Cambs Social Services. :icon_roll
Anyway, I'd love to read in one of the national papers about how nursing jobs are being cut and that staff/patient ratios are not good and that is a big deal on how one receives care in the hospital. Not about gossipy crap, do nurses sleep around, etc.
personally i didnt think nurses had time to sleep at all
- Mar 4, '08 by RGN1Oh but my Mum said there's a report out saying that the UK has more nurses per population than many other Western nations! I've been trying to find the report but I can't verify it!! I've asked her to post me a link so we can all enjoy!!
Mind you she's also hard of hearing so if it was a radio report or on TV she probably heard it wrong!!!
- Mar 4, '08 by karenGthere have always been nurses who look awful and act badly.. we are not all angels. however- many years ago (pass me the walking stick) we had matrons and heaven help you if you walked on the ward looking anything less than perfect- you went straight home to change! there seems to be less of that though i have send students home to tidy up when they turn up with talons and a wide belt for a skirt! I work in general practice and maybe they think its ok to do that here!
the article is awful.. and I think he needs to stop and think about the effect his remarks have on an understaffed and fed up workforce. MP's are about to get a massive pay rise- are we getting one to match? we are understaffed- I would hate to work in a hospital now and have massive respect for those of you who do- and the resources are not there to do the work we are trained to do. even in primary care we have issues of funding- If i refer someone for counselling, it can take a year before anything happens (by which time they are dead or better!).
I wonder what would have happened had a nurse made those remarks about an MP? would that be slander and defammation of character??
its easier sometimes to find fault than to fix a problem and the NHS is in deep trouble. so easier to say how awful the nurses are - maybe people wont notice what is going on if they put the spotlight on the 'angels'!
- Mar 5, '08 by RGN1Quote from rgn1here's the link, the table of interest is about half way down & it's a real lesson in how statistics can be massaged to make things look better - check out the date for the uk stats - the sneaky, sneaky little ********!!!!!!!! that was way before things started to get really bad!!!oh but my mum said there's a report out saying that the uk has more nurses per population than many other western nations! i've been trying to find the report but i can't verify it!! i've asked her to post me a link so we can all enjoy!!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/7274661.stmLast edit by RGN1 on Mar 5, '08
- Mar 5, '08 by bethinWow. It sounds like the article is stating that nurses and lawyers are the same thing.
Nothing against lawyers - I want to be one (someday). But we all know how lawyers have that stereotype of being drunk, lazy, and only interested in money.
BTW, OT, but in the UK are lawyers and barristers the same thing?
- Mar 5, '08 by RGN1Bethin - hope this helps:
Barristers are defined as "a legal practitioner (a lawyer) whose main
function is to act as an advocate in court". In short, a barrister is
a lawyer who is a member of the Inns of Court and who can practice
before the courts. They often have less interaction with clients than
solicitors. Barristers spend their working hours in Chambers where
they prepare their cases.