Degrees we need.

I'm a student nurse who's about to go into my third year, I think that shortening degrees to two years only would be impossible for me as I work on placement 37.5 hours a week for half of each year and am in university lectures from 9am to 4pm mon-fri for the other half with just 8 weeks holiday (which normal degree students get for just their summer break) so I cannot see how you could possibly apply the two year idea to some degrees. 

 I get an NHS bursary of £3,800 which I have to pay back once qualified, I do not think it would be fair to tax nurses and other health care graduates. But I do think that Media studies, art, American studies etc should have to pay more than Drs/nurses/teachers/scientists and engineers for their courses. 

Why is this idea important?

I'm a student nurse who's about to go into my third year, I think that shortening degrees to two years only would be impossible for me as I work on placement 37.5 hours a week for half of each year and am in university lectures from 9am to 4pm mon-fri for the other half with just 8 weeks holiday (which normal degree students get for just their summer break) so I cannot see how you could possibly apply the two year idea to some degrees. 

 I get an NHS bursary of £3,800 which I have to pay back once qualified, I do not think it would be fair to tax nurses and other health care graduates. But I do think that Media studies, art, American studies etc should have to pay more than Drs/nurses/teachers/scientists and engineers for their courses. 

Reverse the decision that all new nurses will be required to have degrees

The basic requirement for being a good nurse is surely to have a kind, caring personality, not an ability to write a good essay.  It is therefore hugely worrying that entirely uncaring, but academic people could soon qualify as nurses at the expense of those who are very caring and attentive, but do not have an aptitude for academic study. 

What is more, there is a very real possibility that some of those who get degrees will become ‘too posh to wash’ and think the traditional duties of a nurse below them.  This will do nobody any favours. 

On top of this, has any thought been given to how this ludicrous proposal will be funded?  There are surely only three possibilities, all of which are unpalatable:

  1. The government will fund this unnecessary extra education, through grants and subsidies, increasing the already gargantuan budget deficit, thus further exacerbating the economic woes of this country.  
  2. Nursing will become a career option which is only available to the wealthy, as they will be the only ones who can afford the training.
  3. Trainee nurses will be required to take out large loans, saddling them with huge debts that they may never pay off.

Clearly none of the above, or any combination of them, is in the slightest bit desirable from the point of view either of potential nurses or of society as a whole.

Why is this idea important?

The basic requirement for being a good nurse is surely to have a kind, caring personality, not an ability to write a good essay.  It is therefore hugely worrying that entirely uncaring, but academic people could soon qualify as nurses at the expense of those who are very caring and attentive, but do not have an aptitude for academic study. 

What is more, there is a very real possibility that some of those who get degrees will become ‘too posh to wash’ and think the traditional duties of a nurse below them.  This will do nobody any favours. 

On top of this, has any thought been given to how this ludicrous proposal will be funded?  There are surely only three possibilities, all of which are unpalatable:

  1. The government will fund this unnecessary extra education, through grants and subsidies, increasing the already gargantuan budget deficit, thus further exacerbating the economic woes of this country.  
  2. Nursing will become a career option which is only available to the wealthy, as they will be the only ones who can afford the training.
  3. Trainee nurses will be required to take out large loans, saddling them with huge debts that they may never pay off.

Clearly none of the above, or any combination of them, is in the slightest bit desirable from the point of view either of potential nurses or of society as a whole.

Public sector pay linking

Very simple really, link all public sector pay rises to MP's pay rises.

If they vote themselves 5% all other public sector workers get 5%, no ifs, no buts and no exceptions.

Why should MP's be allowed to treat themselves as a special class of people that are not subject to the same rules and regulations as everybody else?

It's fair.

It's easy to understand.

Why is this idea important?

Very simple really, link all public sector pay rises to MP's pay rises.

If they vote themselves 5% all other public sector workers get 5%, no ifs, no buts and no exceptions.

Why should MP's be allowed to treat themselves as a special class of people that are not subject to the same rules and regulations as everybody else?

It's fair.

It's easy to understand.

WHY DO WE WASTE REGISTERED NURSES EXPERTISE.

NURSES ONCE QUALIFIED HAVE TO REGISTER EVERY YEAR WITH AN UPDATE OF THEIR

TRAINING,COURSES AND EXPERIENCE.

IF A NURSE TAKES A CAREER BREAK TO HAVE A FAMILY OR A FAMILY CARER SHE

IMMEDIATELY RISKS BEING REMOVED FROM THE REGISTER.

WHAT AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF ALL THE MONEY USED TO TRAIN THESE NURSES.

I TRAINED AS A STATE REGISTERED NURSE IN THE LATE 60S AND HAD A THREE  YEAR

CAREER BREAK. UPON RETURNING TO THE HOSPITAL AS A STAFF NURSE I WAS STILL

VERY COMPETENT AT MY JOB AND ONLY NEEDED A SMALL AMOUNT OF REFRESHER

COURSES TO BE UP TO A VERT HIGH STANDARD.

I WAS APPALLED TO READ ABOUT A REGISTERED NURSE WHO HAD

WRITTEN TO A NURSING MAGAZINE THAT SHE HAD  RETURNED TO  WORK AT  THE

HOSPITAL AS A NURSING ASSISTANT THATS THE BEST SHE COULD GET.!!!

WHAT AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF ALL THAT INTENSIVE TRAINING.

Why is this idea important?

NURSES ONCE QUALIFIED HAVE TO REGISTER EVERY YEAR WITH AN UPDATE OF THEIR

TRAINING,COURSES AND EXPERIENCE.

IF A NURSE TAKES A CAREER BREAK TO HAVE A FAMILY OR A FAMILY CARER SHE

IMMEDIATELY RISKS BEING REMOVED FROM THE REGISTER.

WHAT AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF ALL THE MONEY USED TO TRAIN THESE NURSES.

I TRAINED AS A STATE REGISTERED NURSE IN THE LATE 60S AND HAD A THREE  YEAR

CAREER BREAK. UPON RETURNING TO THE HOSPITAL AS A STAFF NURSE I WAS STILL

VERY COMPETENT AT MY JOB AND ONLY NEEDED A SMALL AMOUNT OF REFRESHER

COURSES TO BE UP TO A VERT HIGH STANDARD.

I WAS APPALLED TO READ ABOUT A REGISTERED NURSE WHO HAD

WRITTEN TO A NURSING MAGAZINE THAT SHE HAD  RETURNED TO  WORK AT  THE

HOSPITAL AS A NURSING ASSISTANT THATS THE BEST SHE COULD GET.!!!

WHAT AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF ALL THAT INTENSIVE TRAINING.

OPTING OUT OF THE NHS MEDICAL RECORDS DATABASE

The way the current system works,everybody is automatically opted in the medical record database system. My idea is to  make it neccessary for you the patient to opt into the system rather than opt out. The database managers should have to sell their idea to the patients, so that the patients can make an informed decision on this matter rather than automatically being added to this centralised database system.

Why is this idea important?

The way the current system works,everybody is automatically opted in the medical record database system. My idea is to  make it neccessary for you the patient to opt into the system rather than opt out. The database managers should have to sell their idea to the patients, so that the patients can make an informed decision on this matter rather than automatically being added to this centralised database system.