Talk Health and Care

"Promote a positive work–life balance and predictable working patterns"

Here is an idea...Ban the current 'Dickensian workhouse hours' of the mandatory 12.5hr shifts for nursing staff (who by they way never ever leave on time) to the humane self-rostering system of the 21st Century.

The majority of nursing staff are middle-aged, with the inevitable wear and tear on the body that comes with it. For the sake of providing quality care and experience for service users, and for the health and well-being of middle-aged healthcare professionals, implement self - rostering systems/software for the whole of the NHS. The outcome would revolutionise the staffing shortage in the NHS by showing that the  NHS is a modern forward thinking employer, which cares for its staff.

edited on Dec 10, 2018 by Sam P DHSC

Heather DHSC 5 months ago

Hi Patricia

Thank you for your idea. You will see that Jackie Oliver has also posted a similar idea and suggested that staff should be given the option of working 8 hour shifts:

Please let us know if you have any other comments on this idea.


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