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Challenge 4: Feeling included and valued

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Health and care staff belong to organisations that should respect and value their contribution in the same way that the people they serve are respected and valued. We know that staff do not always feel included and valued in work.

People need to feel involved in their organisation and that they have a voice. This means that staff need to:

  • work in an environment where there is a culture of trust and they are treated fairly and with respect
  • feel they have a positive contribution to make and that their team and employer give clear feedback on how well they do their job
  • belong to a professional group or team that they identify with, but also identify with something greater – an employer, the NHS, the social care sector
  • work for employers who recognise the importance of engaging with staff and demonstrate this through their actions
  • be able to progress in their career, regardless of their background

 

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Social Care Providers should celebrate the success of staff. Structures for feedback, involvement, surveys and suggestions from all tiers within the organisation should be place and used by directors/senior management to influence shaping the business/the service plan. Simply showing interest in people's thoughts, ideas and suggestions.

Registered Manager
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I am not employed by the NHS, I am a mental health student nurse. I also have Dyslexia and a physical disability.  Nationally, there is a dearth of nurses in the NHS with physical disabilities. This is underreported in academic journals and so it is left to a minority of students and nurses with disabilities to advocate for ourselves. I have had to do this on several occasions when staff have questioned my ability due to my disability. In terms of fitness to practice, if reasonable...

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My employers are whoever need a staff for support due to the lack of staff. They make me feel included when they consider me as part of the team, recognise the work I do, value my skills and my contribution, praise me for what I do and correct me for what I don’t or help me improving my care and give me direct constructive feedback. I feel valued when a conversation doesn’t start with a blame or unsubstantiated insinuation, when I am treated fairly, equally as part of a team and that no sly...

Frederic Coutin
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Frederic Coutin

I started in 1979, passionate, so keen to care, so loyal to the NHS whichever hospital I worked in, I'd work hard, I climbed the clinical ladder, PICU sister at Great Ormond St Hosp, naively believing I could make a difference, I worked late, on days off. I had children, I continued to work at a regional distric hospital now as a clinical nurse consultant, then clinical nurse manager. My children came to work with me out of hours to ensure wards were covered and my staff supported and care...

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The Clinical Excellence Awards are available for NHS Consultants and Academic GPs, including Consultants in Public Health Medicine who are employed in a Local Authority, but not for Public Health Consultants who have entered the speciality training via a non-medical route.  Why is this?  We do the same speciality training, we have the same certificate of completion of training.  We have the same job descriptions.  We will be subject to revalidation.  We are on a specialist register (UKPHR),...

Elizabeth Orton
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Elizabeth Orton

Do Registered Nurses working in social care settings really feel valued? My experience of working in both the NHS and ASC have highlighted an often unnoticed lack of understanding about who social care nurses really are. I'm often asked if a ward needs to refer to district nurses for xxxx and have to explain that as a NURSING home we have registered nurses who provide all such care. Eyebrows raise when we don't bat an eyelid at supporting complex health needs and concerned comments of "are...

Sarah O'Connor
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Sarah O'Connor

There have been caps introduced on locum pay within London. This has had significant impact on filling of rota gaps with knock on effect on morale. Could you offer preferential / higher locum rates to staff already working within the organisation? Would make existing staff feel more valued and likely improve rota gaps. 

James Maguire
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James Maguire

Social Care was established via the National Assistance Act 1948 , leaving the poor laws behind and ensuring a safety net for poor and vulnerable people. It was means tested as opposed to free at the point of delivery and had eligibility criteria. It transferred to the care act in 2014 and put safeguarding on a statutory footing and gave carers more powers.

Liz Bruce
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Liz Bruce

We provide on-going support and training to our home care workers. We listen to our staff, invite their thoughts and feedback, and maintain an open and transparent culture. We thank our staff for their hard work and share positive feedback from clients and colleagues. We give them confidence to work within their skill set and to raise issues and refer to other services when required. 

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Couple people from different disciplines to spend time working with each other.  For example, IT developer/ manager with nurse on ward or outpatients. Doctor with management trainee or health care records. Nurse with senior manager or board member.  They then maintain regular contact to talk through issues that arise and see things from another's perspective

Charlotte Hitchcock
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