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For all too long the community was seen as a place for healthcare workers to retire to, keep their hand in while they had their young family or escape to when the going got too tough for them in acute care. This perception needs to change! The reality is that in community, be that in peoples own homes or in care homes, our workplaces are amazing! Long lasting professional relationships with those in our care, their families and other professionals take place every day. Our priorities are...

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Asking how to measure success is like asking how to catch fog. Is either actually possible?  Every service uses satisfaction surveys, audits, compliance monitoring systems and feedback tools. If they all show GREEN on their RAG rating and everyone seems content with what they are getting does this make a service successful?  I really don't think so. Success is not something that can be measured, nor should it be. Success is a concept born out of a need for one-upmanship. A very 1980's...

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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...

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Sarah O'Connor

Skipton, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Oct 5, 2018

Bio RN and Care Home Deputy Manager. Passionate about raising the profile of nurses working in social care.

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How long have you worked in health or care?
More than 20 years

Where in the UK are you based?
Yorkshire & Humber

Where do you work?
A residential care home

What is your role?
Manager & Senior Managers

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