#WeNurses - Thursday 20th September 2018 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Nursing shortages ... what's the solution?

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We have all seen the news - yes you know which news ..... there are no nurses ! Of course we don't need to actually read the news to realise this as we all see it every working day .. however here is the long and short of it:


"NHS Digital’s quarterly update detailing vacancy rates for a range of health professionals also showed that the number of unfilled advertised nursing and midwifery posts in England reached 34,260 in the three months to September – the highest level since records began"

"Across England as a whole, only one in seven of all empty nursing posts were filled."

"The number of nursing vacancies has jumped by 2,626 (8.3%) over the past year from 31,634 to 34,260"

(Source: The Guardian 2018)

   

This #WeNurses aims to, quite simply (!), brainstorm the solution to this ever growing problem of "we have no nurses!" We will be asking the following questions: 


  • Why are there no nurses?
  • What can be done in the short term?
  • What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term?
  • What should be included in our long term plans to address recruitment of nurses?
  • What should be included in our long term plans to address retention of nurses?
  • What one thing can each of us implement tomorrow to work towards increasing numbers of nurses? 






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@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:00
Hello and welcome to a windy #WeNurses ... we hope you are all holding onto your hats this evening !! https://t.co/MwAZ1rEfTV
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:00
Hello #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:01
Tonights topic is Nursing Shortages ... please tweet us a hello if you are joining us for the next hour #WeNurses https://t.co/2YR8boZlLs
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:01
Hello! Windy woo here in Chepstow too! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:01
@ProfJuneG Hi June #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:02
RT @WeNurses: Tonights topic is Nursing Shortages ... please tweet us a hello if you are joining us for the next hour #WeNurses https://t.…
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:02
@WeNurses ??#WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:02
@LooBlackburn evening :D #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:03
So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:03
@WeNurses Hi all, Jo here tweeting from Greater Manchester. Experienced nurse in a large acute hospital organisation #WeNurses https://t.co/pmY2vARtdF
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:03
@jomwlever great to have you join us Jo #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:03
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:03
Not a nurse, but chaired an session yesterday where staff shortages was a key theme, so learning from each other could be the way forward #wenurses
@HannahNQN
20 September 2018 20:03
@WeNurses I think burnout is a very big reason! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:03
@AgencyNurse @ProfJuneG @LooBlackburn @jomwlever thanks for joining whats set to be a very interesting #wenurses :)
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:03
@WeNurses sounds like a simple question - but perhaps there is no one reason #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:04
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:04
Hi Andy - sounds interesting, your input will be invaluable #WeNurses https://t.co/zBYQjeqgDK
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:04
This says it all really, from my timeline earlier today. #wenurses https://t.co/DnRT1GaNhc
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:04
Lurking #WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:04
@WeNurses Thank you ?? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:05
We don't need any more proof that there are simply not enough nurses ... but nevertheless here is our poll #WeNurses #wenursesqotw https://t.co/OgDISy1nCr
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:05
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:05
Anyone else feel that this is a contributing factor ? #WeNurses https://t.co/xAaEd2Y4tx
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:05
RT @ProfJuneG: This says it all really, from my timeline earlier today. #wenurses https://t.co/DnRT1GaNhc
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:05
@WeNurses Hi @WeNurses #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:05
@WeNurses Or more to the point, what happened to all the nurses that were trained? There's nurses out there, why aren't they nursing? #wenurses https://t.co/gdjuP6F7JW
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:05
@WeNurses Hi! New to Twitter but keen to get involved in this chat #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:06
@ProfJuneG yes i saw this ... and on the other hand i also saw this > https://t.co/Itti4OuIPe #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:06
@vlcurrie lurk away #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:06
@HannahHilton9 lovely to have you here welcome #Wenurses
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:06
@WeNurses Recruitment and retention two possible reasons... #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:07
@vlcurrie lurk away :) lurking is learning :) thanks for saying hi #wenurses
@Am_thesoule
20 September 2018 20:07
@WeNurses Hi #WeNurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:07
@HannahHilton9 @WeNurses Welcome! Go for it! #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:07
@HannahHilton9 @WeNurses hello and welcome #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:07
RT @JonathanCliffe8: @WeNurses Recruitment and retention two possible reasons... #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:07
@IsiSiewruk thanks for joining :) #wenurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:07
RT @WeNurses: Tonights topic is Nursing Shortages ... please tweet us a hello if you are joining us for the next hour #WeNurses https://t.…
@dannyy4321
20 September 2018 20:08
It's getting more and more difficult to become a nurse and to stay a nurse #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:08
Ahh apologies !! You are correct - we are wrong ! #WeNurses https://t.co/XzqG2cAPgn
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:08
@WeNurses Louise from Newcastle #WeNurses also admin for #WeCYPNs ??
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:08
@NRCUK @WeNurses There are still some of us hanging on in practice! #WeNurses
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:08
@jomwlever @ProfJuneG Good point, but perhaps a more interesting question is why do so many of those who complete a nursing degree never enter nursing? Because the bursary gave them a free education perhaps? #wenurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:08
RT @WeNurses: Hello and welcome to a windy #WeNurses ... we hope you are all holding onto your hats this evening !! https://t.co/MwAZ1rEfTV
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:08
Media does not help in recruiting when they run so many negative stories, it all starts to impact. stress, pressures etc - all put people of from entering the sector #wenurses
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:08
@WeNurses #WeNurses I've left twice due to lack of flexibility re childcare. As outpatients open longer you will restrict staff availability
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:08
#WeNurses https://t.co/6r0IOx6DdV
@JFr4ser
20 September 2018 20:08
@WeNurses My daughters teacher trained as a nurse (interest in midwifery really). Passed but didn’t register. Realised it wasn’t for her - doesn’t like veins etc - and did teacher training as a graduate. Not an uncommon scenario #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:09
#WeNurses https://t.co/ytJytljEEU
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:09
@WeNurses Windy and rainy in Newcastle #wenurses ????
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:09
How so @dannyy4321 ? thanks #wenurses https://t.co/1nidGduXRd
@JFr4ser
20 September 2018 20:09
RT @RebeccaBNurse: @WeNurses #WeNurses I've left twice due to lack of flexibility re childcare. As outpatients open longer you will restric…
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:09
@NRCUK @WeNurses Demand for nurse staff has increased. fulfilling the pledge to reduce waiting times in the NHS has resulted in increased capacity and a more rapid throughput of patients through hospitals...needs have intensified and the volume of care required has increased. (RCN ‘11) #WeNurses
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:09
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:09
This was why i initially left the NHS and became an agency nurse #WeNurses https://t.co/B6NMxVednN
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:10
QUESTION 2 What can be done in the short term regarding nursing shortages ? #WeNurses https://t.co/n9fXhLGlM3
@NicolaR04092408
20 September 2018 20:10
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:10
@WeNurses Oops ?? Missing my #WeNurses off the first tweet!
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:10
@Louise90999815 eek we hope you are warm and dry #WeNurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:10
RT @WeNurses: @Louise90999815 eek we hope you are warm and dry #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:10
@LooBlackburn @WeNurses I guess it was my way of saying we always need more, more nurses, more money... but where did the nurses go? How many orgs stayed in contact with those leaving and stayed in touch? Like brands do with customers for eg? #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:10
#WeNurses https://t.co/q4iQ2NJIOk
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:10
Hello #wenurses waving from wet and windy Manchester ?? https://t.co/nbjvlq156k
@ShirtyPhil
20 September 2018 20:10
RT @ProfJuneG: This says it all really, from my timeline earlier today. #wenurses https://t.co/DnRT1GaNhc
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:11
#WeNurses https://t.co/mDc39PQaEo
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:11
@WeNurses Sort term solutions I think are unpalatable - in terms of patient safety and also because they may well turn out not to be short-term. #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:11
Really - REALLY - look after the nurses we have ! Support them, pay them well, ensure they get breaks, improve working conditions .. ask them what matters to them #WeNurses https://t.co/OG10Y3xJEM
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:11
Is one of the reasons nurses leave nursing a consequence of a poor working culture, blaming and shaming, refusal to acknowledge errors are due to system failure rather than individual failures? #WeNurses
@JFr4ser
20 September 2018 20:11
@AgencyNurse It’s why I’m in the job I’m in - for the hours #wenurses
@Jo3_NHS
20 September 2018 20:11
Could it be that health services have expanded and become more specialised at a pace faster than workforce expansion? #WeNurses https://t.co/b8AknNsXNX
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:11
@ProfJuneG I'd say disillusionment is a big reason for tired, experienced nurses leaving who feel undervalued, unappreciated and unheard by folk who need to hear them. Guess it happens throughout the hierarchy, I speak from the base #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:12
@HannahHilton9 @WeNurses is more nurses the answer though? Has demand gone up, or are we just doing the same things the same way without looking at changing things, resulting in needing more nurses? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:12
@wlasinclair hello Wendy :D #Wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:12
An excellent point #WeNurses https://t.co/tZozhBBvee
@GeekyOT
20 September 2018 20:12
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@JFr4ser
20 September 2018 20:13
@NRCUK @HannahHilton9 @WeNurses Demand has gone up #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:13
#WeNurses (happy this evening to RT this!) https://t.co/PX6dlYeFM0
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:13
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurses https://t.co/6r0IOx6DdV
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:13
Dare we ask .... are they ? #Wenurses https://t.co/Q6XSHmGfEI
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:13
@NRCUK @HannahHilton9 @WeNurses There's something in this, but it's not the whole story. Patient safety is reliant on sufficient RNs and we don't seem to be able to keep them in some parts of the NHSworkforce in particular. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:14
#WeNurses https://t.co/jz8S9SIvZS
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:14
@AgencyNurse Agree @AgencyNurse #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:14
Interesting point #WeNurses https://t.co/UwfaLj3EaY
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:14
@HannahNQN @WeNurses Burnout is a factor I agree. Maybe having an open mental health support group made easily accessible to nursing staff may reduce this? #WeNurses
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:14
A2 look after those you have got, make the culture better - Speak up and be allowed to be equal to all - No bad culture - Maybe also look at tax breaks like other countries do but that must cover ALL NHS/Public Sector staff #wenurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:14
@WeNurses -UK trained fewer than required & overly relied on increased numbers of 1948-1964 aged nurses who are now retiring - UK traditionally recruited from overseas, UK is a less hospitable and financially attracted climate for overseas workers -Value, pay T&C aren't great #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:14
This is my point, do we need more nurses, we just need to change how we work with the ones out there? But more is always NHS answer, more money, more beds... and lever looking at working smart to reduce demand & staff pressure #wenurses https://t.co/JEstxzJiav
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:14
#WeNurses Joining in from the 'Souff' - Hi All
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:14
@WeNurses Definitely #burnout and overworked with excessive paperwork and lack of IT services that speak to each other Hospital v Community systems #WeNurses
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:15
@ProfJuneG @WeNurses #WeNurses Part time staff may give another day if it suits.
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:15
@Jo3_NHS I'd say that's why some of us feel stuck. Many jobs advertised ask for specialist qualification or specific experience. Hard if you want to change direction #WeNurses
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:15
@WeNurses Hmm ?? If there was a short-term solution would we not already be using it? #WeNurses. We need to make nursing an attractive career choice. Too many people still think of Nursing as a vocation and not a profession.
@UoNurse
20 September 2018 20:15
@WeNurses Some how reduce the negativity around being/becoming a nurse. I’ll be a first year student nurse next week, as a mature student and I have mostly received negative remarks. I know students have to have a realistic view of the career, but some positivity would be good #wenurses
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:15
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What can be done in the short term regarding nursing shortages ? #WeNurses https://t.co/n9fXhLGlM3
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:15
@WeNurses They're a short-term solution to 'hands on deck' but they dilute the numbers of RN available even more which isn't good for patient safety. It isn't a solution at all really if it doesn't deal with RNs don't stay in the workforce. #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:15
@JFr4ser nursing is so inflexible ... our shifts are long and fixed and do not work around schools #WeNurses
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:16
@vlcurrie @WeNurses #WeNurses Maybe the answer but they forget one major thing!! You have to still recruit people to these roles and there is the issue https://t.co/zle4v1k6q8
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:16
Yep #WeNurses https://t.co/aJsTwyuI4p
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:16
@JFr4ser @HannahHilton9 @WeNurses it has, NHS has created more alive sick people that they stopped dying... so... what was done about that 20 years ago when the trend started? What has been done to reduce demand? a few @PHE_uk eat well, stop smoking & exercise campaigns? #wenurses
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:16
@NRCUK Well at a rhetorical level it might be answer, but at the level of reality the NHS is operating on less nurses, less money, less beds....and has been for the last 8 years...#wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:16
All good points #WeNurses https://t.co/DK8i9KeLWi
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:16
RT @WeNurses: Interesting point #WeNurses https://t.co/UwfaLj3EaY
@J_Critcher
20 September 2018 20:16
#WeNurses https://t.co/eEJimrNVd8
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:16
@vlcurrie @WeNurses Although this would mean that the skill mixes on the wards and in the communities would become quite dilute #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:16
RT @mynameisAndyJ: @vlcurrie @WeNurses #WeNurses Maybe the answer but they forget one major thing!! You have to still recruit people to the…
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:16
@WeNurses - Add into that mix high attrition rates of pre-reg students and early career entry nurses choosing to leave - Less flexible working arrangements than need to fit in around family life too #WeNurses
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:17
@WeNurses Not “THE “ answer but no reason they can’t be part of the jigsaw , if defined and supported , and understood by all #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:17
@mynameisAndyJ @vlcurrie @WeNurses bloomin excellent point Andy ! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:17
THIS >> #WeNurses https://t.co/6d8Y8Xnd5A
@HannahNQN
20 September 2018 20:17
@WeNurses I think in the short-term trusts need to look at retention - how can they better support the nurses that they already have in order to maintain staffing levels? #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:17
@ProfJuneG @HannahHilton9 @WeNurses in my experience, the exit interview is a tick box exercise, if done, there's not contact management system staying in touch with leavers etc classic no learning, no change, no accountability? #wenurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:17
@WeNurses I don't think this as big an issue as is made out. Yes there are fewer applications, but there are more student nurses in education than before so the fees aren't putting them off. Maybe applications are down because nursing just isn't attractive at the moment. #wenurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:17
@WeNurses Lack of counselling for nurses and supervision after difficult cases especially Child Protection?? #wenurses
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:17
@AgencyNurse A lady I met recently with has just reduced her hours due to extended hours rota. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:17
#WeNurses https://t.co/RdcfmRcsRr
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:18
@HannahHilton9 @WeNurses @HannahNQN Ideally everyone should be having regular clinical and peer supervision. In practice, I think clinical need can often displace this. #Wenurses
@WeDistrictNurse
20 September 2018 20:18
Super interesting #wenurses on nurse shortages.... lets share our huge issues as a workforce! https://t.co/Mr49D3kS4y
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:18
@WeNurses I‘m just imagining how our German Secretary of Health @jensspahn is following this #WeNurses chat, hoping to find the fountain of nurses. https://t.co/YShy1f3Ohe
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:18
@Louise90999815 @WeNurses Definitely. I get the need to evidence #patientsafety practice, no time left to spend with patients and hear what matters to them to #makeadifference and #MECC (one reason I left previous post in 2016) #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:18
I agree Hannah - there is much that can be done to retain nurses .. and the good thing is that the benefits are quick but long lasting #WeNurses https://t.co/HX9XwdScrz
@dannyy4321
20 September 2018 20:18
@WeNurses Difficult to train enough as no longer a bursary. A very high pressure course of study with little time to work part time #wenurses
@vsweeney431
20 September 2018 20:18
@kelly_educator @WeNurses Agree #wenurses not so much a short-term as an urgent solution. Invest in listening and responding to our current workforce
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:19
RT @WeDistrictNurse: Super interesting #wenurses on nurse shortages.... lets share our huge issues as a workforce! https://t.co/Mr49D3kS4y
@katiel0uise
20 September 2018 20:19
@WeNurses I think regarding hospitals, although it’s not always popular, matrons working together to share staff across wards for certain shifts/ times is sensible. It’s all about patient safety and if one ward is over staffed and another short, makes sense in the short term? #wenurses
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:19
@NRCUK @ProfJuneG @HannahHilton9 @WeNurses yes exit interviews have been a tick box (if one is offered!) in my experience too, yet we could learn so much from this #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:19
@ProfJuneG @WeNurses Agree I think we were short of nurses before the bursary removal ! #WeNurses
@WeStudentNurse
20 September 2018 20:19
RT @WeNurses: Tonights topic is Nursing Shortages ... please tweet us a hello if you are joining us for the next hour #WeNurses https://t.…
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:19
@EllzSummary @WeNurses Absolutely, the commissions from NHS in England were squeezed dreadfully in the noughties and early 2000and teens. It's what led to removal of the bursary. The cost meant the NHS pushed numbers down. #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:20
QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.co/R0QZiMAITl
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:20
Important point #WeNurses https://t.co/E7ikWJqECw
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:20
I wonder if the shortage just a UK issue or a global issue? is anyone done any data around this? #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:20
#WeNurses https://t.co/mjiHqQfEsw
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:20
@vlcurrie it has, but has it done anything about it? Apart from knock the suggestions and additional roles and ideas from DH etc? Demand reduction is longterm, but could it have made a difference in 8 years... time flies and is wasted fast too! #wenurses
@LeanneHPatrick
20 September 2018 20:20
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:21
@WeNurses Healthcare has advanced so much in the last few decades & as a result nursing has changed - requiring more from nurses than ever before. Salaries haven't changed to match the increasing workload & education funding has failed to recognise the unique nature of nursing ed #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:21
@thesismum @jensspahn so clearly not just a UK problem ? #WeNurses
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:21
@Louise90999815 @WeNurses @HannahNQN I agree, this could come under something that leaders and managers could undertake in their roles with the support of senior mental health nurses. Could be incorporated into annual appraisals? #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:21
@wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @HannahHilton9 @WeNurses could learn, or must learn? Lots will blame funding, HEE, DH etc, but how much is done to just having a quality HR process? #wenurses
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:21
@ProfJuneG @WeNurses #WeNurses my daughter looked at my lack of career progression and looked elsewhere. Bright girl, good science a levels, I encouraged that.
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:21
@RebeccaBNurse @AgencyNurse I’m lucky to some extent as I moved to a 9-5 job as a single parent. Would not have been able to sustain working in a 24hr service. #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:21
I liked @jomwlever's answer to this earlier ... fast wheels ! #WeNurses https://t.co/eqOCAEdvHX
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:22
@WeNurses Plenty of jobs advertised where I work - broad range. We have Band 4 Assistant Practitioners and Trainee Nursing Associates - big focus on recruitment. Also offers to pay NMC registration fee for #NQNs who join. Great for them! #wenurses
@WeDistrictNurse
20 September 2018 20:22
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:22
#WeNurses short term focused on recruitment and retention - but we need a longer term workforce strategy otherwise it’s just a sticking plaster on current issue https://t.co/wrRrCRz7A5
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:22
RT @livinginhope: #WeNurses short term focused on recruitment and retention - but we need a longer term workforce strategy otherwise it’s j…
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:22
I do think this is a significant part of the problem. Outside of the profession the image is weak and working environment seen as poor and exploitative. This has to change. And can only be done by employers changing working conditions for the better. #wenurses https://t.co/dU7CLJ92AU
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:22
@Louise90999815 @WeNurses @HannahNQN Also brings up the point of having good leaders in the clinical area to help retain staff; the more supportive they are they more likely staff would stay #WeNurses
@leegorman35
20 September 2018 20:22
@WeNurses Being undervalued #Wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:22
@livinginhope so what should that strategy focus on ?? what should it include ? #WeNurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:22
@WeNurses Recognise that there isn't a quick fix for this mess. Needs long term funded strategy with real Klaut to make it happen Personally I think a Nursing Policy unit back in DHSC would be beneficial (banging a drum there) Societal change to recognise the value of nursing #WeNurses
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:23
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.…
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:23
Perhaps trusts should start to offer to pay student loans ? #WeNurses https://t.co/QkkbKt6GIy
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:23
@AgencyNurse @JFr4ser I find this sort of thing incredible in the face of shortages. It beggars belief! #wenurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:23
Did you ALL know..... There are apparently 33,000 nurses in commissioning roles? #wenurses https://t.co/sBQip55SMS
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:24
Nurses shortage is a massive problem everywhere in the #EU (UK still welcome) and we are increasing it in the Eastern states and causing it also in African countries by recruiting there to compensate here. #WeNurses https://t.co/L3reudcyO3
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:24
@NRCUK @ProfJuneG @HannahHilton9 @WeNurses Sorry yes we must learn from this! also important that the people conducting the interviews feedback to the right people, not just keep the info in a drawer in the office #wenurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:24
@mynameisAndyJ @vlcurrie @WeNurses Also if there is no real strategy & planned future in the those career roles, people will leave and do something else - back to square one #WeNurses
@LucyHGillespie
20 September 2018 20:24
@WeNurses #wenurses we need a unified approach celebrating our diverse professional roles and demonstrate what it means to be a nurse in 2018 #FutureNursing First of all need to understand what that means ourselves
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:24
Agree no easy fix .. needs a multi pronged approach and agree we need a nursing voice at DHSC #WeNurses https://t.co/chgLR4f0YB
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:24
@WeNurses Ensuring the positivity of nursing is not dampened by the short staffed negative aspects of the profession... Remembering the reason why you started... encouraging others that although there may be lows/negatives there is also highs/positives #WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:24
@WeNurses From practice experience out there on the "shop floor" I strongly think focus is needed on staff health and wellbeing support for those well enough to work to help retention and reduce staff sickness ASAP!!! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:24
@ProfJuneG @JFr4ser absolutely it does #WeNurses
@J_Critcher
20 September 2018 20:24
@WeNurses Ensure postive messages about profession are shared ..enthuse young people about the profession..aware lots of work is taking palce in relation to this #WeNurses
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:25
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.…
@JFr4ser
20 September 2018 20:25
@ProfJuneG @AgencyNurse Ooh and if you suggest a bit of individuality then you’re not a team player! #wenurses
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:25
#wenurses We so need to be positive about our profession and be excited about the future and solution focussed to encourage others to join us...focussing on negatives is not helpful https://t.co/CXYd3CcHLH
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:25
thoughts ? #WeNurses https://t.co/mn5FhvcbRP
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:25
Problem is who would cover their shifts ? #wenurses https://t.co/FZg95KLRJR
@LeanneHPatrick
20 September 2018 20:25
@WeNurses Phased retirement is one option. Let's keep skilled staff for longer, even if it's just one day per week! #WeNurses
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:25
RT @livinginhope: #WeNurses short term focused on recruitment and retention - but we need a longer term workforce strategy otherwise it’s j…
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:25
@WeNurses Identify the large numbers of experienced exceptional ambitious support workers who for@numerous reasons weren’t able to access uni and support them with their career progression ? #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:25
Yes #WeNurses https://t.co/p6lsnRc7SI
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:26
@WeNurses Keep the ones nursing. Stay in touch with the ones leaving. Get HR to stay in touch with them, learn from why they leave. CHANGE how you employ and take care of them. Provide tools they need to not burn out? For starters :) #wenurses #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:26
#WeNurses https://t.co/gAtRuoweRM
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:26
@LucyHGillespie @WeNurses Demonstrate more career pathways - and how to achieve it. #WeNurses
@kelly_educator
20 September 2018 20:26
@meloncarrier @WeNurses This is true.... most nursing shifts start at 7.... most nurseries start at 7 making it impossible. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:26
@jomwlever where would you start with that Jo ?? #WeNurses
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:26
Q2 Not sure there is a short term fix! We need investment in nursing ed & suitable funding - loans system was disasterous move. A drastic pay increase recognising the work RNs do - easing retention & encouraging new applicants esp. postgrad as 2 years is quickest fix! #WeNurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:26
@dannyy4321 @WeNurses There are more students in education than previously so it's not putting off everyone. It becomes red herring and detracts from the real issue of working conditions for RNs. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:26
RT @HeatherBain9: #wenurses We so need to be positive about our profession and be excited about the future and solution focussed to encoura…
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:27
@AgencyNurse Also protected HEE budget for nursing to ensure that it isn't cut in the future, and a real programme of development on qualification similar to medic pathways and the #CapitalNurse rotational scheme to give people choices #WeNurses
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:27
@WeNurses All staff should be able to contribute to policy changes within their place of work... #WeNurses
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:27
@NRCUK I don't disagree. But still too much focus on illness and treatment and not enough focus on health promotion and illness prevention and a NHS still wedded to the acute hospital (where most of the nurses are) instead of care closer to home/in the community #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:27
We have a 70 year old nurse where i work bank ... she is very part time but amazing ... again it comes down to flexibility #WeNurses https://t.co/QU0V8N7f12
@nursiegal75
20 September 2018 20:27
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurses https://t.co/RdcfmRcsRr
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:28
#WeNurses https://t.co/thJjXyJCLo
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:28
OOhh a list in a tweet! thanks Nick #wenurses https://t.co/NC22Wo7LKF
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:28
@wlasinclair @NRCUK @ProfJuneG @WeNurses Definitely, what would be the point of having annual appraisals if we’re not productive with them #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:28
#WeNurses https://t.co/z9NmMawJw6
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:28
Could School Nurses play a role? What I mean is speak to students 14 to 16 about nursing the rewards and what they did? Role models do encourage people to follow?? #wenurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:28
@AgencyNurse Chief Nursing Officer needs to sit alongside Chief Medical and Social work officer in DHSC!!!!!! How that would work would need sorting out #WeNurses
@LucyHGillespie
20 September 2018 20:28
@kelly_educator @WeNurses #WeNurses this is great working together to allow people to have work life balance but still fulfilling the needs of the wards. We have something similar @NUHNursing @NUHSurgery
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:28
@katiel0uise @WeNurses It doesn't make sense if it means safety is compromised by 'borrowed' nurses not having relevant skills. Nurses are not homogenous beings to be able to work in any area. #WeNurses
@kelly_educator
20 September 2018 20:28
@HeatherBain9 @WeNurses Totally agree im proud to be a nurse, I work in an organisation that has a really positive culture and focus on staff wellbeing #WeNurses #proudtobeanurse
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:29
@WeNurses I've seen some fantastic career conversation ideas that should be oromoted more. #WeNurses. Encourage engagement
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:29
Lots of great tweets coming through tonight folks ... but please remember to hashtag .. #WeNurses https://t.co/EIP6tQizif
@zoecoton
20 September 2018 20:29
RT @HeatherBain9: #wenurses We so need to be positive about our profession and be excited about the future and solution focussed to encoura…
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:29
RT @HeatherBain9: #wenurses We so need to be positive about our profession and be excited about the future and solution focussed to encoura…
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:29
Found this interesting earlier this evening #WeNurses https://t.co/ebDpuOUeKY
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:29
Could one answer (don't shoot me) thinking out of the box! #wenurses Get relatives to do the care part and nurses to do the nursing and tending style roles? #radical
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:30
QUESTION 4 What should be included in our long term plans to address recruitment of nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/5AMAJ6eart
@Jo3_NHS
20 September 2018 20:30
We are not going to get large numbers of nurses becoming available all of a sudden. In the meantime we could reduce this huge increase in demand for services by focussing on public health strategies that support prevention. #WeNurses https://t.co/Oh8thyMUKt
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:30
RT @WeNurses: Anyone else feel that this is a contributing factor ? #WeNurses https://t.co/xAaEd2Y4tx
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:30
AND i thought that this was also interesting #WeNurses https://t.co/ZV88Jikj30
@jhaywoodcollett
20 September 2018 20:30
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.…
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:30
RT @JFr4ser: @ProfJuneG @AgencyNurse Ooh and if you suggest a bit of individuality then you’re not a team player! #wenurses
@kelly_educator
20 September 2018 20:30
@WeNurses I keep forgetting ?? #WeNurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:31
Serious attention paid to working conditions. Legislate for staffing levels and ratios of RNs to patients. Flexibility of working patterns. Support (time and money for continuing professional education. These are all within employer's gift now. #WeNurses https://t.co/IkKr0IYUMi
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:31
Perhaps a challenge for our new CNO ! #WeNurses https://t.co/k0md7JoLyZ
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:31
#wenurses Schools have a huge potential for recruitment..teaching first aid, BLS, discussing public health issues all have the potential to ‘hook’ pupils to the profession https://t.co/pTmNkBsv9e
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:31
#WeNurses > https://t.co/seRcDFVef7
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:31
RT @AgencyNurse: AND i thought that this was also interesting #WeNurses https://t.co/ZV88Jikj30
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:31
#WeNurses absolutely. https://t.co/g6RV7m9EbC
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:31
#WeNurses good question! I am not sure what answer is but 1 thing needed is supported and bespoke career development in the profession from NQNs to end of career nurses https://t.co/kWdMYVFjiW
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:31
RT @AgencyNurse: @livinginhope so what should that strategy focus on ?? what should it include ? #WeNurses
@LynneBowers2
20 September 2018 20:31
RT @WeNurses: IN 10 MINUTES !! Nursing shortages ... what's the solution? > https://t.co/8fWxwSu8Hj #WeNurses Join in from at 8pm ht…
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:31
@WeNurses I read a CQC report recently that, for the second, time rated a trust appraisals as inadequate, in I think 20 of their 23 services..... so if you aren't listening to your staff, are you surprised they now work in Aldi? #wenurses
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:31
@WeNurses Create working environments that allow nurses to do what they came into nursing to do. #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:31
#WeNurses > https://t.co/O9AXByHUaF
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:31
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What should be included in our long term plans to address recruitment of nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/5AMAJ6e…
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:31
RT @livinginhope: #WeNurses good question! I am not sure what answer is but 1 thing needed is supported and bespoke career development in t…
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:32
@Jo3_NHS Exactly! And more needs to be done to attract newly qualified nurses into primary and community health services. #wenurses
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:32
3 strategic & planned investment. We will always need nurses & we know that roles & scope of practice will only grow to meet demand. So we should be planning for that, not constantly battling existing issues. We should always be thinking long term. Nursing needs to1/2 #WeNurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:32
@deborah_howells @WeNurses Good idea Deborah, development posts can help progression, learning and may allow you to influence the structure of the clinical area #WeNurses Good Luck
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:32
2/2 look more appealing - the job is incredible, there are an abundance of roles & opportunities so clearly it's not the profession itself that's the issue, it's the restrictive structures around it namely finances & perceptions of what nursing is v the reality #WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:32
@HeatherBain9 Nursing is degree level entry. Do employers support this? We have to provide safe quality care. This means being supported to learn & develop. Meaningful annual appraisals, professional development & career development should be embraced for a starter - get funds in! #WeNurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:32
RT @livinginhope: #WeNurses short term focused on recruitment and retention - but we need a longer term workforce strategy otherwise it’s j…
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:32
RT @ProfJuneG: This says it all really, from my timeline earlier today. #wenurses https://t.co/DnRT1GaNhc
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:32
@WeNurses Flexible hours and flexible working agile / home based working like SW are able to do #wenurses
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:32
@WeNurses Promotion of the nursing (and/or any other healthcare related role) role amongst young people (secondary school/further education) #WeNurses
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:33
@mynameisAndyJ #WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:33
@JFr4ser @ProfJuneG @AgencyNurse That's true, one becomes a soft target #WeNurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:33
How to increase the number of nurses in the workforce, great ideas #WeNurses https://t.co/JtEprKO5jW
@fikawithkitty
20 September 2018 20:33
@WeNurses Pay, addressing the issues regarding financing the degree, and working in schools/FE to help them see what nursing truly is (v diverse, a great life long career and incredibly rewarding but tough) #wenurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:33
Totally support this. There is no national nursing voice in England govt. #WeNurses https://t.co/c2Z5kznc6K
@CraigDavidson85
20 September 2018 20:33
@WeNurses Before we focus on recruitment I think we must focus on how we improve retainment. Better mental health support for nurses, safe staffing legislation, improved working conditions. If the current workforce become proud nursing champions, people will want to become nurses #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:34
@livinginhope yeah i'm not sure i know the definitive answer either ... but we need something ... was at a conference recently where someone presented on some interesting research on what nurses of each generation need - perhaps use the research #WeNurses
@LeanneHPatrick
20 September 2018 20:34
@WeNurses Widening participation is hugely important and that requires us to acknowledge that, whilst standardised nursing degrees are important - university education is new and far from perfect. It consistently fails people who would be excellent nurses. #WeNurses
@HazelPowell11
20 September 2018 20:34
#WeNurses is it as simple as if the need is RNs then this need should drive workforce planning and therefore we need to identity what would make nursing an attractive profession. Perhaps we are trying too hard to do it on the cheap! https://t.co/2u6WGIAM4d
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:34
@EllzSummary @WeNurses Agreed BUT this is not a new problem, if we applied a slow fix 5 years ago, rather than say "its complex" & play the blame game, but do something locally in trusts, would the "it takes time thing" not have had that time now? #wenurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:34
@ProfJuneG Which is a huge oversight !!!!!!!! #WeNurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:34
@AgencyNurse Yes. Other employers support student fees through a variety of schemes. #WeNurses
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:34
@ProfJuneG Staffing levels, shift patterns and CPD would be top of my list too. I'd also add real support for career pathways beyond band 7 #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:34
RT @HazelPowell11: #WeNurses is it as simple as if the need is RNs then this need should drive workforce planning and therefore we need to…
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:34
@AgencyNurse @livinginhope It should focus on training enough RNs to meet anticipated demand. It’s simple. But it has not happened. #WeNurses
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:34
#wenurses address the stereotypes, Children’s books be the reality of nursing, address the media is first step https://t.co/swxHdE76YK
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:34
RT @NRCUK: Did you ALL know..... There are apparently 33,000 nurses in commissioning roles? #wenurses https://t.co/sBQip55SMS
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:35
@HazelPowell11 i have to agree with you - doing it cheap for too long has clearly not worked #WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:35
RT @HeatherBain9: #wenurses address the stereotypes, Children’s books be the reality of nursing, address the media is first step https://t.…
@C_Carmichael83
20 September 2018 20:35
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@deborah_howells
20 September 2018 20:35
@EllzSummary @WeNurses I truly believe development roles for those interested are key. People come to nursing with different aspirations which is great and needed. If driven and passionate to enhance service provision in a clinical area these posts are a huge incentive and boost commitment. #wenurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:35
RT @AgencyNurse: Agree no easy fix .. needs a multi pronged approach and agree we need a nursing voice at DHSC #WeNurses https://t.co/chgLR…
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:35
RT @Louise90999815: @WeNurses Flexible hours and flexible working agile / home based working like SW are able to do #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:35
@JaneEBall @livinginhope but what if there is no one wanting to be trained .. or we train and they leave ? #WeNurses
@C_Carmichael83
20 September 2018 20:35
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What can be done in the short term regarding nursing shortages ? #WeNurses https://t.co/n9fXhLGlM3
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:35
@JaneEBall @WeNurses #WeNurses Make the future bright and exciting. Shared governance. Creative. Joyful. Empowering.
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:35
@HeatherBain9 Mandated staffing levels? But is that simply pie in the sky? #wenurses
@MrsGracePoole
20 September 2018 20:36
Retaining older nurses would help? But working conditions tougher when you’re 60+. Not enough flex in the system. #WeNurses
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:36
@HeatherBain9 And start some of the underpinning knowledge of the Care Certificate within the programme ? Chance to influence new “T” levels ? Ensure career framework for whichever branch esp Primary Care ! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:36
#WeNurses https://t.co/RVTWA4WoGN
@C_Carmichael83
20 September 2018 20:36
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.…
@vsweeney431
20 September 2018 20:36
@RebeccaBNurse @JaneEBall @WeNurses ?????? #wenurses
@SABrowesRN
20 September 2018 20:36
RT @AgencyNurse: Perhaps a challenge for our new CNO ! #WeNurses https://t.co/k0md7JoLyZ
@C_Carmichael83
20 September 2018 20:36
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What should be included in our long term plans to address recruitment of nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/5AMAJ6e…
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:36
RT @HeatherBain9: #wenurses address the stereotypes, Children’s books be the reality of nursing, address the media is first step https://t.…
@HazelPowell11
20 September 2018 20:36
Unless the alternatives being looked at are better than RNs we should focus on what will attract people to be RNs #WeNurses #thinkdifferently #moreisnotthesame https://t.co/3P8cWqZbYq
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:36
@WeNurses how about but a CQUIN in place, given nursing numbers and quality link, that means you have to have a record of why people are leaving and what you are going to do address the common reasons? #wenurses
@LynneBowers2
20 September 2018 20:36
#wenurses Agreed . In all sectors https://t.co/HiBxeVMztB
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:37
#WeNurses https://t.co/FYOhJcicCe
@J_Critcher
20 September 2018 20:37
@WeNurses #WeNurses use the workforce already engaged with schools to promote nursing as a career @WeSchoolNurses ,1 of my schools was taken aback to find that I have a Diploma,Degree and Post Grad Cert in education ,need to change the perception of nursing
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:37
@HeatherBain9 It really needs the primary focus to be on retaining the experienced workforce, not constantly filling a leaky bucket with out any desire to fix it. #WeNurses
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:37
A balance of recruitment and retention is needed. Trusts to offer attractive recruitment packages to NQN’s and in addition trusts to ensure staff really want to continue working within their establishment by offering incentives and listening to their needs #WeNurses https://t.co/QthxlWwbZX
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:37
@LucyHGillespie @WeNurses @lulukirk @nottmchildrens @NHSYouthForum #WeNurses let's have a competitive work experience program like Kings for medicine
@MrsGracePoole
20 September 2018 20:37
@wlasinclair @ProfJuneG Band 7s are a rare breed these days in MH. #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:37
Great analogy June #WeNurses https://t.co/L4zWP8cLXq
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:37
@HeatherBain9 Q4 that Nursing is a very rewarding Profession with opportunities for Career and Professional Development #WeNurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:37
@SABrowesRN @AgencyNurse Totally agree time for audit and research should be built into job plans?? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:38
I like this idea #WeNurses https://t.co/CvCm6if4yT
@Jo3_NHS
20 September 2018 20:38
In these hard times, if there was "heavily" subsidised accommodation, childcare and transport that would attract some to the profession. #WeNurses https://t.co/oXEUcjSoCZ
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:38
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What should be included in our long term plans to address recruitment of nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/5AMAJ6e…
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:38
@HannahHilton9 @WeNurses Agree , ESSENTIAL to have consistent accurate and encouraging information and guidance available , engage more in IT , #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:38
And there you go.... do we need more nurses, or just support the ones already there but leaving? A lack of respect for staff is not unusual :( #wenurses https://t.co/f7StxAxA4v
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:38
@JonathanCliffe8 @WeNurses Realistic expectations and achievements Opportunity to understand the experience of variety of different careers in nursing (its not all about hospitals said as primary care nurse). Also challenge societal inbedded perceptions about scope and role of nursing (biggie) #WeNurses
@ValFinigan
20 September 2018 20:38
#wenurses .retain experienced nurse to support newly qualified . Offer a platform to share why leaving,what can be done to retain .fair days work for pay,proper break periods .courageous and compassionate leadership . Make work fun
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:38
There are lots of opportunities for this - apprenticeships, access programmes, NA progression.... #wenurses https://t.co/txQsDQxH01
@HazelPowell11
20 September 2018 20:38
@AgencyNurse #WeNurses good chat was enjoying just lurking but I am a bad lurker!
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:38
@AgencyNurse @livinginhope Have we any evidence to suggest that people not want to train to become nurses? More revealing is fact so many nurses leave within a few years of graduating - why? #wenurses
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:39
4 Acknowledgement of need for degree ed from government level. Appropriate financing for education. Investment in fast track postgrad routes. Salary increases that reflect the the work. Fostering greater understanding of what nursing really is & the scope of what we do. #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:39
@HazelPowell11 lol "noisy lurker" ;D #WeNurses
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:39
@MrsGracePoole @ProfJuneG Do band 7's tend to be ward manager only in MH? Often no other option when looking to move up from band 6 #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:39
@JaneEBall @livinginhope both good points ... so what is the solution ? #WeNurses
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:39
@WeNurses Not to repeat mistakes from the past. Nursing recruitment from other countries must follow ethic rules. #WeNurses
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:39
And join in some online chats #wenurses chatting at the moment https://t.co/rfhDXN8iWT
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:40
QUESTION 5 What should be included in our long term plans to address retention of nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/oIqwc42InV
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:40
RT @thesismum: @WeNurses Not to repeat mistakes from the past. Nursing recruitment from other countries must follow ethic rules. #WeNurses
@dtbarron
20 September 2018 20:40
@CraigDavidson85 @WeNurses Investing in the current workforce eg CPD and wellbeing support will help retain motivated nurses who in turn will support and nurture new nurses coming through #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:40
How did we get to question 5 already ! #WeNurses https://t.co/61quQnQspw
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:40
RT @HeatherBain9: #wenurses address the stereotypes, Children’s books be the reality of nursing, address the media is first step https://t.…
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:40
@ProfJuneG At the moment we pay to register, pay for our CRB, and have minimal time or financial support for CPD. Supporting Nurses with their career development would be a start. #WeNurses
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:41
Agree but perhaps we need to train more than enough to take into account those that exit the profession? #WeNurses https://t.co/GSWFdnwrvY
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 20:41
@WeNurses #Wenurses It starts with valuing the profession and if it’s valued it will attract the right people. Value=pay, working conditions, practice flexibility etc
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:41
@deborah_howells @WeNurses I've recently seen the link between CPD to engage and show appreciation for those going above and beyond, and why it should lead transformation from those that know whats needed, not nonsense transformation roles wasting cash #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:41
sigh - this is just beyond the pail really ! #WeNurses https://t.co/w8qulcshuC
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:41
RT @AgencyNurse: @JaneEBall @livinginhope but what if there is no one wanting to be trained .. or we train and they leave ? #WeNurses
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:41
@ProfJuneG Yes but very big barriers and challenges in GP , and many unaware of these new opportunities? Landscape changing so quickly , difficult to keep@pace , all need working through for patient safety?#WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:41
RT @AgencyNurse: How did we get to question 5 already ! #WeNurses https://t.co/61quQnQspw
@sealy763
20 September 2018 20:41
RT @WeNurses: So without further ado here is QUESTION 1 Why are there no nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/xb4M5NR8ly
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:41
Sadly the shortage is not unique to nursing the whole of the public sector faces a serious and worsening staffing shortage - Which with Brexit its going to worsen #wenurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:41
@HeatherBain9 Flexible study routes like OU and part time study for people already employed eg nursery nurse wanting to become RN?? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:41
@CalvinMoorley @WeNurses I'm with you on all counts there Calvin #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:41
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #Wenurses It starts with valuing the profession and if it’s valued it will attract the right people. Value=pay…
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 20:41
Wow #WeNurses doing a chat after like 6months https://t.co/5JV94Oprj5
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:42
@AgencyNurse @livinginhope Because, particularly within the NHS, many nurses are not provided with what they needed to do the job well & to develop their expertise. Crushed ideals as Jill Maben @nursingpolicy terms it. #WeNurses
@kelly_educator
20 September 2018 20:42
@WeNurses CPD planning, funding for CPD is getting less and commitment for staff to be released. #WeNurses #educatorheadon
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:42
@AgencyNurse I had one too. I thought it was unnecessary and patronising. This isn't what the regulator should be doing.#wenurses
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 20:42
RT @AgencyNurse: @CalvinMoorley @WeNurses I'm with you on all counts there Calvin #WeNurses
@LooBlackburn
20 September 2018 20:42
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #Wenurses It starts with valuing the profession and if it’s valued it will attract the right people. Value=pay…
@dtbarron
20 September 2018 20:42
@Louise90999815 @NRCUK @WeNurses ?? we do 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 & 40 yr recognition - and yes, we have staff (not just nurses) in all these categories #proudtocare #WeNurses
@thesismum
20 September 2018 20:42
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 5 What should be included in our long term plans to address retention of nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/oIqwc42InV
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:42
@kelly_educator @vsweeney431 @WeNurses Including the work in the community unlike recent media promotion of nurses?? #Wenurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:42
@ProfJuneG @dannyy4321 @WeNurses Its the expectations and struggles at the start of nursing (& other points) We need to better manage preceptorship & beyond , to make it meaningful, have learning environments not just working environments #WeNurses
@vlcurrie
20 September 2018 20:43
@SchofieldRosie Agree. But challenging given that many politicians don't elieve nurses need to be graduates as well as the attack on higher education more generally with Vince Cable saying things like over qualification & under-skilling is the result of uni education #wenurses
@5sue2
20 September 2018 20:43
@LeanneHPatrick @WeNurses #wenurses instead of one day a week for retiring nurses, why not so many hours a month or two months. They may work in school holidays and then have a month or two off? We need real flexibility.
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:43
@WeNurses Give a damn about them in your org? Allow them to have their ideas valued and transform how they can address pressures and quality. Listen to them, don't treat them like a spreadsheet...invest in them, isn't always about money! #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:43
A lot of people mentioning CPD this evening ... perhaps one for those in charge to be aware of #WeNurses nudge nudge @MattHancock https://t.co/DyCfiFeqsU
@dannyy4321
20 September 2018 20:43
@kelly_educator @WeNurses There is often not enough time in a nurses working time to complete CPD hey! #wenurses
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:43
@WeNurses Looking after the current workforce ( not just on international day of the nurse/midwife etc)... invest in staff and their development... offer workplace incentives with opportunity for CPD development - obviously this will require more funding. #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:43
RT @WeNurses: A lot of people mentioning CPD this evening ... perhaps one for those in charge to be aware of #WeNurses nudge nudge @MattHan…
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:43
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #Wenurses It starts with valuing the profession and if it’s valued it will attract the right people. Value=pay…
@EmilyGoss23
20 September 2018 20:44
Today was a good day. #teamwork #wenurses #ThursdayThoughts
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:44
@ProfJuneG @dannyy4321 @WeNurses Maybe introduce 'career' advisor nurses to help with CV writing style, progression ideas, looking at areas of interest to work? Acting as a Mentor in a slightly different way - What do you all think? #WeNurses
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:44
A5 Without the obvious of better rewards - need to look at shift patterns what was good today may not fit tomorrow, look at tech as assisting in the role #wenurses look at financial returns for length of service - could link to repayment of loans taken during training
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 20:44
@MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG Frontline First 2014 have found that the largest number of nurses that leave MH have been the band 7 leaders. Maybe we need to help support the leaders and managers just as much as the shop floor staff #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:44
@ProfJuneG I wonder why they did it ?? #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:44
@JonathanCliffe8 @WeNurses think we just sent the same tweet :) #wenurses
@Murpht01
20 September 2018 20:44
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #Wenurses It starts with valuing the profession and if it’s valued it will attract the right people. Value=pay…
@IsiSiewruk
20 September 2018 20:44
@AgencyNurse Yet the reality! Much CPD is expensive (prohibitively so for many), and often in large cities like London where Kings Fund, RCN etc are based. So add in rail travel, and a very long day to attend it, and it’s often not possible for Nurses to attend. #WeNurses
@LucyHGillespie
20 September 2018 20:45
@WeNurses Innovative ways to fund CPD and collaborative working to enable nurses to work across boundaries. Inclusively value our workforce and invest in those that may feel invisible as well as nurses who are driven to progress. #WeNurses
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:45
#wenurses Flexible working, valuing staff, career progression; and look at reasonable adjustments as nurses get older, have expertise, but may not be in a position to give clinical care but still have a lot to offer the profession https://t.co/N07GEH9aci
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:45
@AgencyNurse Q5 Include staff in decision making across the hierarchy. Don't make staff feel like robots or a number - we are human. We each have different knowledge and skills to contribute that we want to use, so utilise it #WeNurses
@J_Critcher
20 September 2018 20:45
@WeNurses Really listen to why nurses leave organisations ..if it is culture think about how this can be changed #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:45
LOVE these points #WeNurses Think they should also be applied to many nurses who need flexibility https://t.co/HXsDFYX3yL
@Jo3_NHS
20 September 2018 20:45
A very interesting exercise is analysing what people say at exit interviews and addressing issues. The experience people have working in one NHS service will impact on their decision to stay in the NHS in general. #WeNurses https://t.co/tDkFRGR8Mf
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:45
@SueWoodward_KCL @maxwele2 @nmcnews Yes me too 35 yrs and never heard from nmc??apart from fees and revaluation or KFC as I call it!?? #wenurses
@ValFinigan
20 September 2018 20:45
#wenurses https://t.co/cXnSvOGECe
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:45
How much @NHS_HealthEdEng budget is spent on continuing education of medics vs nurses? Huge disparity. #WeNurses https://t.co/bw5LO885p5
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 20:46
@ProfJuneG #Wenurses The voice of nurses & nursing needs to go beyond the rhetoric. We need to do this in a strategic manner with the politicians
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:46
RT @5sue2: @LeanneHPatrick @WeNurses #wenurses instead of one day a week for retiring nurses, why not so many hours a month or two months.…
@iansambrook23
20 September 2018 20:46
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.…
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:46
Improved pay and conditions Flexibility in working patterns Support for CPD Taking Nursing seriously as critical to the safety of patients. #WeNurses https://t.co/r5d4vhBKIO
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:46
@NRCUK @WeNurses There's something for every layer of nursing to fix, skill is to ensure they are joined up in the approach #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:46
@jomwlever excellent points Jo - think we alld eserve to be listened to and respected #WeNurses
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:46
RT @ValFinigan: #wenurses https://t.co/cXnSvOGECe
@LucyHGillespie
20 September 2018 20:46
RT @WeNurses: A lot of people mentioning CPD this evening ... perhaps one for those in charge to be aware of #WeNurses nudge nudge @MattHan…
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:47
RT @CalvinMoorley: @ProfJuneG #Wenurses The voice of nurses & nursing needs to go beyond the rhetoric. We need to do this in a strategic ma…
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:47
Nurses should be valued by their employers& they just aren't. I have encountered so many RNs during my studies, who are utterly burnt out, pretty much hate their job & have zero interest in engaging with students &no passion for nursing. They have been left depleted 1/2 #wenurses
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:47
after years of working in shocking conditions with no recognition, no investment in their professional development & no support. We need real clinical supervision, careers advice, support services & CPD for existing nurses. 2/2 #wenurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:47
@HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG how many left a trust to go back to the shop floor? @nmcnews are slowly building up the most comprehensive view of the workforce through revalidation, a bit by accident, there's no joined up workforce date! What do @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement etc actually do to help? #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:47
#WeNurses https://t.co/ZeORhX9VNQ
@LynneBowers2
20 September 2018 20:47
#WeNurses Yes we do, both for the individual and the organisational culture. https://t.co/cuqGdgSFsy
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:47
RT @CalvinMoorley: @ProfJuneG #Wenurses The voice of nurses & nursing needs to go beyond the rhetoric. We need to do this in a strategic ma…
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:47
RT @LynneBowers2: #WeNurses Yes we do, both for the individual and the organisational culture. https://t.co/cuqGdgSFsy
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:47
RT @JaneEBall: How much @NHS_HealthEdEng budget is spent on continuing education of medics vs nurses? Huge disparity. #WeNurses https://t.c…
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:47
Massive disparity considering the numbers of nurses vs medics - probably a political hot potato too #WeNurses https://t.co/g16GsC40gQ
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:47
@MrsGracePoole @ProfJuneG Yes I guess thats my point, options for clinical staff to move up beyond band 7 appear limited. We should open up greater opportunity for clinical staff to progress #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:47
#WeNurses https://t.co/kHAE4lPtZ7
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 20:48
RT @5sue2: @LeanneHPatrick @WeNurses #wenurses instead of one day a week for retiring nurses, why not so many hours a month or two months.…
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:48
@ValFinigan But sadly I think it takes having enough nurses to create conditions needed to keep nurses. Downward spiral. Low staffing -> staff leave due to workload & pressure. #WeNurses
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 20:48
We absolutely do! #wenurses https://t.co/OhnH93l23d
@Jin_Shei
20 September 2018 20:48
RT @WeNurses: OOhh a list in a tweet! thanks Nick #wenurses https://t.co/NC22Wo7LKF
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:48
Nursing is such a diverse career .. but we need to make it so that people are aware of the paths they can take #WeNurses https://t.co/IL1G1C5Kef
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:49
@EllzSummary @WeNurses my point is, you can't use "things take time" if you never actually start the clock... it should be a band phrase, as should "its complex", both replaced with JFDI or do at least something :) #wenurses
@CharlotteRCN
20 September 2018 20:49
@WeNurses I feel like public awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a nurse would greatly help shape the views society hold for our profession and in turn this would help us to be more valued, increasing job welfare etc and satisfaction. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:49
#WeNurses https://t.co/jNBT1GiWLk
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:49
@EllzSummary @dannyy4321 @WeNurses Absolutely. NQNs most vulnerable to poor conditions. Attention here would pay dividends I'm sure. #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:49
#wenurses https://t.co/kHAE4lPtZ7
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:49
@deborah_howells @WeNurses I like development posts, they need to have clear guidelines for development and probably accept that people move on after a few years but great for developing people #WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:49
@AgencyNurse Q5 Value the nursing workforce Recognise our health & well-being needs Enable career and professional development and change in direction if that is what staff want. Needs change over the years. We often have other responsibilities. #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:49
@CharlotteRCN @WeNurses I like all these points Charlotte - where do we start ? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:50
QUESTION 6 What one thing can each of us implement tomorrow to work towards increasing numbers of nurses? #WeNurses https://t.co/VwniZKcTqg
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:50
#WeNurses https://t.co/prUeh62Nfa
@wendyjpitt61
20 September 2018 20:50
@Louise90999815 @SueWoodward_KCL @maxwele2 @nmcnews I also got the e-mail (38years in NHS) did wonder if they were after something at first ;) #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:50
#WeNurses https://t.co/WZ4Nbzvziz
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 20:50
@WeNurses #WeNurses think beyond retirement, retired nurses have much to offer junior nurses. Provide the right incentives which may be individual to other areas
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:50
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #WeNurses think beyond retirement, retired nurses have much to offer junior nurses. Provide the right incentiv…
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:50
Sounds like real mentorship to me... these are things I've always done as a mentor. #wenurses https://t.co/bJyCPSe1RQ
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:50
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What one thing can each of us implement tomorrow to work towards increasing numbers of nurses? #WeNurses https:…
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:51
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What one thing can each of us implement tomorrow to work towards increasing numbers of nurses? #WeNurses https:…
@JulieBu62292182
20 September 2018 20:51
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #WeNurses think beyond retirement, retired nurses have much to offer junior nurses. Provide the right incentiv…
@JonathanCliffe8
20 September 2018 20:52
@WeNurses Send a tweet - #WhyINurse ( can be applied to any NHS role) tag your local colleges/schools etc. #WeNurses
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:52
RT @ProfJuneG: Sounds like real mentorship to me... these are things I've always done as a mentor. #wenurses https://t.co/bJyCPSe1RQ
@livinginhope
20 September 2018 20:52
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #WeNurses think beyond retirement, retired nurses have much to offer junior nurses. Provide the right incentiv…
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:52
@WeNurses Contact a school and offer to go and speak about nursing - its so much fun #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:52
A small thing that could potentially have a big impact #WeNurses https://t.co/kg2HHfkC1m
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:52
@WeNurses work smarter to reduce the need for more nurses.... be efficiency warriors :) Patient empowerment all the way, let's help people take care of themselves #wenurses
@reboverend_RNc
20 September 2018 20:52
@WeNurses Address culture of work: set standard for all that you matter first Define career pathways: how can we help you progress? Reset the meaning of ‘profession’ in nursing: not rules but values driven- striving for excellence Elevate role of education Promote Emo Intell #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:52
RT @EllzSummary: @WeNurses Contact a school and offer to go and speak about nursing - its so much fun #WeNurses
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:52
@WeNurses I think smiling and try to keep positive especially if there are students or #nqns present. Lead by example. This is challenging where I work atm! #WeNurses
@vsweeney431
20 September 2018 20:53
@Louise90999815 @kelly_educator @WeNurses #wenurses
@5sue2
20 September 2018 20:53
@NRCUK @WeNurses #wenurses but working in Aldi won't be satisfactory in the long term. Need to listen to nurses, learn that we need to hear what they say and act upon it!
@STPHCareers
20 September 2018 20:53
Join the St. Tammany Parish Hospital team! See our latest #job opening here: https://t.co/BB4ZYoAJ4u #HealthyNurse #WeNurses #Nursing #Covington, LA #Hiring
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:53
#wenurses https://t.co/E15rNZd6Ug
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:53
RT @5sue2: @NRCUK @WeNurses #wenurses but working in Aldi won't be satisfactory in the long term. Need to listen to nurses, learn that we n…
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:53
RT @5sue2: @NRCUK @WeNurses #wenurses but working in Aldi won't be satisfactory in the long term. Need to listen to nurses, learn that we n…
@sotonDSN
20 September 2018 20:53
RT @WeNurses: A small thing that could potentially have a big impact #WeNurses https://t.co/kg2HHfkC1m
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:53
@WeNurses #wenurses My diary tomorrow includes developing an action plan for @NHS_Education . An objective will be related to recruitment and retention
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:53
@Jo3_NHS Staffing levels main reason given firvkedving. Need expansion of supply. Need to introduce new incentives to increase numbers trained. #wenurses https://t.co/UL27SIFn08
@jobull16
20 September 2018 20:53
@NRCUK Oops sorry it’s been a while! #wenurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:53
@JaneEBall @NHS_HealthEdEng And that's a conscious choice! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:54
Excellent #WeNurses https://t.co/X2ngSh88xz
@JFr4ser
20 September 2018 20:54
@CalvinMoorley @WeNurses If not retiring until 68 some may not be keen to come back!! ?? #wenurses
@WorkInStyleltd
20 September 2018 20:54
RT @WeNurses: Excellent #WeNurses https://t.co/X2ngSh88xz
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:54
@HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG Yes definitely, effective management fromnext level up and maybe and give people the skills to do the job - ie. line management training, leadership skills , etc. etc. #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:54
@HeatherBain9 @WeNurses @NHS_Education Have some ideas on this :) happy to share #wenurses #notrocketscience
@WorkInStyleltd
20 September 2018 20:54
RT @5sue2: @NRCUK @WeNurses #wenurses but working in Aldi won't be satisfactory in the long term. Need to listen to nurses, learn that we n…
@TildaMc
20 September 2018 20:54
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurses https://t.co/WZ4Nbzvziz
@5sue2
20 September 2018 20:54
@JaneEBall @WeNurses #wenurses absolutely! Let's cut the unnecessary stuff and let nurses look after patients properly and stop dividing up tasks so care us just disjointed.
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:55
RT @5sue2: @JaneEBall @WeNurses #wenurses absolutely! Let's cut the unnecessary stuff and let nurses look after patients properly and stop…
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:55
Invert the hierarchy pyramid. Go on....#wenurses https://t.co/qGqPHHke4A
@J_Critcher
20 September 2018 20:55
#WeNurses https://t.co/lTOCehDzrH
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:55
Great stuff #WeNurses https://t.co/YitnzYDSKM
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:55
This. Totally this. #WeNurses https://t.co/68HGwm2AJW
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:56
RT @ProfJuneG: This. Totally this. #WeNurses https://t.co/68HGwm2AJW
@RebeccaBNurse
20 September 2018 20:56
@EllzSummary @WeNurses On it. Have made moves to join in with a careers fair at my local secondary. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:56
Woo hoo #WeNurses https://t.co/W9ZGarcLVo
@CraigDavidson85
20 September 2018 20:57
@WeNurses Lead by example. There is a distinct difference between being a leader and a boss. We all have the capability to lead and champion nursing: StNs, NQNs, and nurses at every banding. Be the nurse you would want, be a nursing champion #wenurses
@jobull16
20 September 2018 20:57
Agree with this 100% #wenurses https://t.co/ofqKKdc5nd
@TamDaveyGlesga
20 September 2018 20:57
@WeNurses WE MUST NOT engage in tearoom chat about how rubbish a day we're having or speak negatively, particularly in front of students! I'm not suggesting we pretend every day is wonderful. It's not. We absolutely must abide by the Code & uphold the reputation of the profession #WeNurses
@kagestace
20 September 2018 20:57
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #Wenurses It starts with valuing the profession and if it’s valued it will attract the right people. Value=pay…
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 20:57
@ProfJuneG I needed some me time but happy to be back in the #Wenurses family
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 20:57
@NRCUK @HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @nmcnews @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement We do need people to liaise with other agencies & coordinate strategy, discuss health with politicians - there is a lot of work that is unseen behind the scenes - watch the health select committee for an idea of the the topics - its a vast array #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:57
@CalvinMoorley @ProfJuneG great to have you join us too Calvin :D #WeNurses
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 20:57
RT @jobull16: Agree with this 100% #wenurses https://t.co/ofqKKdc5nd
@biogranjan
20 September 2018 20:58
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #WeNurses think beyond retirement, retired nurses have much to offer junior nurses. Provide the right incentiv…
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:58
@HeatherBain9 common sense has its place :) and you can quite often not see the wood for the trees :) luckily I mostly look at a fab tree all day :) #wenurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:58
RT @EllzSummary: @WeNurses Contact a school and offer to go and speak about nursing - its so much fun #WeNurses
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 20:58
@WeNurses The reason we have a shortage of RNs is not our fault. Blame lies with failure to commission the number of places needed. Why should nurses feel responsible for fixing the mess that a lack of investment, & lack of valuing nursing, has created? #wenurses
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:58
RT @WeNurses: A small thing that could potentially have a big impact #WeNurses https://t.co/kg2HHfkC1m
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 20:58
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #WeNurses think beyond retirement, retired nurses have much to offer junior nurses. Provide the right incentiv…
@elmorose84
20 September 2018 20:58
RT @WeNurses: This weeks question of the week is set by us .... and it linked to Thursday’s #WeNurses on Nursing Shortages Do you have va…
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 20:59
@EllzSummary @HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @nmcnews @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement it is, but when the basics on the ground are not being done, how effective can any of these big cever plans and brains be? #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 20:59
2 MINUTES LEFT Any final thoughts ?? #WeNurses https://t.co/EPsMJAPpMF
@LucyHGillespie
20 September 2018 20:59
@WeNurses Stop saying it’s terrible ?? the majority of us would do nothing else. Do celebrate and promote positivity in nursing and kindness to those who feel the struggle, so they can find positivity too #WeNurses
@jobull16
20 September 2018 20:59
@AgencyNurse This! Not all Nursing is in the NHS there are alternative employers out there. Huge scope for career that isn’t always promoted #wenurses
@HeatherBain9
20 September 2018 20:59
@NRCUK #wenurses you saying I have no common sense lol
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 20:59
@WeNurses Q6. Use your voice on social media to call for focus on staff retention and health and wellbeing. Follow @nhsemployers @NHS_RobW @MRadford_DONi It might make a difference if the voice is louder #WeNurses
@5sue2
20 September 2018 20:59
@ph_wilson1 @WeNurses #wenurses just have to get each and every nurse to say one positive thing a day about nursing and let the positivity to grow. #nursingisamazing
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 20:59
@jobull16 totally agree #WeNurses
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 20:59
Again. This. This. This. The NHS created this mess. #wenurses https://t.co/ndqBcr9ixK
@TamDaveyGlesga
20 September 2018 21:00
@WeNurses We can all speak positively about the privileged position we're in having the opportunity to help people at their most vulnerable AND engage proactively + positively when discussing changing/developing/evolving OUR profession & be a positive voice for change #WeNurses
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 21:00
Being more vocal about what we really do. So much of the knowledge, skill & beauty of nursing is barely visible through layers of subtlety, so much of nursing is shifting & adapting for others comfort & safety, shrinking the enormity of what we do to make the people #wenurses 1/2 https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1042863465445023744
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 21:00
in our care feel valued & respected: dignity in tact. But we have to try to find ways of making it understood because until we do, we won't be more valued & until the profession is more valued, I don't believe we will see any drastic increase in nurses #wenurses 2/2
@Louise90999815
20 September 2018 21:00
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What one thing can each of us implement tomorrow to work towards increasing numbers of nurses? #WeNurses https:…
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 21:00
@ProfJuneG @NHS_HealthEdEng ...one that reveals an institutionally embedded lack of value for nursing. Nurses are treated as expendable. And exchangeable. Any pair of hands will do... #WeNurses
@derekfisher2907
20 September 2018 21:01
RT @jobull16: Agree with this 100% #wenurses https://twitter.com/profjuneg/status/1042858691010207744
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 21:01
I so agree with this. So much of what gets promoted is about a single employer. Policy for nursing is all based around a single employer. It's bad for the profession. #wenurses https://twitter.com/jobull16/status/1042865815329095681
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 21:01
@deborah_howells @WeNurses Stop labeling people by their band might help too #WeNurses If we continue to label and view staff by band we are perhaps suppressing talent, possibilities and ideas #WeNurses
@LynneBowers2
20 September 2018 21:01
#wenurses Appalling that basics not being done but need big brains to champion change in the current policy & demographic context https://twitter.com/nrcuk/status/1042865764104056834
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:01
Thats all for tonight folks - thanks for such a productive and positive discussion .. lots to think about and reflect on #WeNurses https://t.co/oegwwIEIUB
@parrisjanet4
20 September 2018 21:02
@WeNurses #wenurses more flexibility in shifts more family-friendly. More supportive management
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 21:02
@HeatherBain9 #WeNurses no (honest) what I mean is outside common sense can quite often deal with this: https://twitter.com/NRCUK/status/566144736462139392
@JFr4ser
20 September 2018 21:02
RT @ProfJuneG: Again. This. This. This. The NHS created this mess. #wenurses https://twitter.com/JaneEBall/status/1042865571098968065
@ProfJuneG
20 September 2018 21:02
Thanks @wenurses for a good chat. Now to catch up with notifications as usual! #WeNurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 21:02
@NRCUK @HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @nmcnews @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement Essentials please Nick #WeNurses
@reboverend_RNc
20 September 2018 21:02
@wlasinclair @MrsGracePoole @ProfJuneG Think this is really important- doesn’t model leadership being a clinically focused role but one of management or organisational work...needs to change #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:03
Join us next week to talk tech >> Personal tech and health .... an exciting combination? > https://buff.ly/2Q69Sre #WeNurses https://t.co/uwavosHzhs
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 21:03
@WeNurses Be the kind of mentor you wish you had as a student. Nothing works best that being a role model for someone who is scared to begin with, who then flourishes and becomes a great mentor themselves #WeNurses
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 21:03
@WeNurses #WeNurses Showcase our profession with the right values and continue being that role model that instils confidence in Care
@SchofieldRosie
20 September 2018 21:03
@EllzSummary @deborah_howells @WeNurses That's true, a friend of mine has recently begun a CNS role & noticed the way she is spoken to & treated instantly as different. That level of respects should not only be immediately given to those in senior roles #wenurses
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 21:03
RT @WeNurses: Great stuff #WeNurses https://twitter.com/J_Critcher/status/1042864804619280385
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 21:03
@LynneBowers2 I am starting to disagree, get the basics right on the ground and we can stop wasting a lot of time and money or tens of thousands of staff in these national orgs that have very little impact and zero authority to act #wenurses
@LucyHGillespie
20 September 2018 21:03
RT @EllzSummary: @deborah_howells @WeNurses Stop labeling people by their band might help too #WeNurses If we continue to label and view st…
@reboverend_RNc
20 September 2018 21:03
RT @ProfJuneG: Totally support this. There is no national nursing voice in England govt. #WeNurses https://twitter.com/EllzSummary/status/1042856642939899904
@TamDaveyGlesga
20 September 2018 21:04
@WeNurses We must can the negative chat & seek positive solutions/suggestions which seek to better the whole experience for staff and patients; we've heard the "We need more staff" chant for years; we need to do better than that! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:04
If you want to reflect on tonights #WeNurses as part of your CPD here is the all important MyWe link > http://www.wecommunities.org/MyWe https://t.co/949CmjWeEw
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 21:04
@EllzSummary @WeNurses I did this at the playgroup my mum worked at. They were all so fascinated and were asking so many questions! Was lovely! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:05
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/Cleveland1971/status/1042866995132346371
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 21:05
@EllzSummary @HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @nmcnews @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement basics are different to essentials :) Like, knowing how many staff you have, not paying people twice or those that have left, if you can't pay people right, can you appraise and support them? #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:05
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #WeNurses Showcase our profession with the right values and continue being that role model that instils confid…
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:06
@ProfJuneG thanks for joning us June #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 21:06
Thanks everyone for a really interesting #WeNurses
@NRCUK
20 September 2018 21:06
@HeatherBain9 i know that's not you, but it only takes one in a chain and you are all wasting your time :( #wenurses
@EllzSummary
20 September 2018 21:06
@HannahHilton9 @WeNurses I was mobbed by a class of enthusiastic year 10’s last year - it was brilliant and they had some very insightful questions #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:06
RT @parrisjanet4: @WeNurses #wenurses more flexibility in shifts more family-friendly. More supportive management
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:06
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/Louise90999815/status/1042866489433448448
@parrisjanet4
20 September 2018 21:07
@WeNurses #wenurses more career paths. Better pay and prospects ie. More cpd provided if one wants to do higher education courses
@LynneBowers2
20 September 2018 21:07
#wenurses Agree get the basics right - if you can. I’ve been in places & felt utterly unable. And I’m meaning policy above national organisations https://twitter.com/nrcuk/status/1042866922935779330
@mynameisAndyJ
20 September 2018 21:07
A great chat - Thank you for allowing to take part - Think positive and drive nursing and NHS forward and take the lead and do not wait to be led #wenurses
@elmorose84
20 September 2018 21:07
@WeNurses R&R can only come when nurses feel valued & listened too. Having robust structures in place with clear progression and individualised CPD pathways that enhance career progression and ability not only for ideas to be heard by management but for the chance to innovate! #wenurses
@CalvinMoorley
20 September 2018 21:07
@AgencyNurse @ProfJuneG Thank you for having me I missed #wenurses
@wlasinclair
20 September 2018 21:08
Great #wenurses chat tonight. Thank you as always for volunteering your time and energy ?? https://t.co/5cWJ7JNTjY
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:08
@wlasinclair most welcome :) #WeNurses
@JaneEBall
20 September 2018 21:08
My slide from Friday. #nomoreleakybuckets #wenurses https://t.co/vqfuAHlzsx
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 21:09
@NRCUK @EllzSummary @HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @nmcnews @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement One problem I've heard of is when colleagues don't get paid for doing extra shifts. Admin errors - that money could have been needed to put a families food on the table! #WeNurses
@PUNC14Julie
20 September 2018 21:09
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.…
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:09
@mynameisAndyJ Thanks to you too Andy - always lovely to have you take part #WeNurses
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 21:09
@Louise90999815 @WeNurses Unfortunately there is such a blame culture in nursing. I’m all for service improvement but continuously focusing on things that go wrong rather than reflecting on things that go right will bring anyone down overtime #WeNurses
@RCN_inclusion
20 September 2018 21:11
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #WeNurses think beyond retirement, retired nurses have much to offer junior nurses. Provide the right incentiv…
@AgencyNurse
20 September 2018 21:11
@jomwlever @NRCUK @EllzSummary @HannahHilton9 @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @nmcnews @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement things like this really do not help !! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:11
RT @JaneEBall: My slide from Friday. #nomoreleakybuckets #wenurses https://t.co/vqfuAHlzsx
@JohnBaker_Leeds
20 September 2018 21:12
RT @JaneEBall: My slide from Friday. #nomoreleakybuckets #wenurses https://t.co/vqfuAHlzsx
@5sue2
20 September 2018 21:12
@EllzSummary @ProfJuneG @dannyy4321 @WeNurses #wenurses support nurses who are promoted properly so they develop in their role and feel safe asking for help!
@JohnBaker_Leeds
20 September 2018 21:12
RT @kelly_educator: @WeNurses CPD planning, funding for CPD is getting less and commitment for staff to be released. #WeNurses #educatorhea…
@JohnBaker_Leeds
20 September 2018 21:13
RT @JaneEBall: How much @NHS_HealthEdEng budget is spent on continuing education of medics vs nurses? Huge disparity. #WeNurses https://t.c…
@dannyy4321
20 September 2018 21:14
@vlcurrie @WeNurses Yeah but it's not going to help #wenurses
@SafetySamFoster
20 September 2018 21:14
RT @JaneEBall: How much @NHS_HealthEdEng budget is spent on continuing education of medics vs nurses? Huge disparity. #WeNurses https://t.c…
@J_Critcher
20 September 2018 21:14
@WeNurses #WeNurses interesting tweet following tonights chat @SchoolNWalsall https://twitter.com/SchoolNWalsall/status/1042863746669076481
@jobull16
20 September 2018 21:14
@MoiraDelaney66 @ProfJuneG Wow, and we wonder why we have a recruitment and retention problem! #wenurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:14
RT @J_Critcher: @WeNurses #WeNurses interesting tweet following tonights chat @SchoolNWalsall https://twitter.com/SchoolNWalsall/status/1042863746669076481
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 21:15
@jomwlever @NRCUK @EllzSummary @MrsGracePoole @wlasinclair @ProfJuneG @nmcnews @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement Doctors under the new contract as of Aug ‘18 have to put in exception reports if they work overtime. These are then reported to HR and their consultants to make sure they are owed the extra money or are given the time back as ‘time owed’... could this be incorporated? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:15
@J_Critcher @SchoolNWalsall thanks for sharing and yes indeed ! #WeNurses
@5sue2
20 September 2018 21:17
@WeNurses #wenurses Let's talk about nursing, tell our stories. #nursingisamazing
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 21:17
@meloncarrier @JFr4ser @ProfJuneG @AgencyNurse Has it been the right move Bex? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
20 September 2018 21:17
RT @5sue2: @WeNurses #wenurses Let's talk about nursing, tell our stories. #nursingisamazing
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 21:18
Thanks #WeNurses I’ve enjoyed my first ever group discussion. Looking forward to next week’s
@faatnurse
20 September 2018 21:19
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What wheels do we need to set in motion now to fix the shortage of nurses in the long term? #WeNurses https://t.…
@faatnurse
20 September 2018 21:20
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What one thing can each of us implement tomorrow to work towards increasing numbers of nurses? #WeNurses https:…
@AlanMetherall
20 September 2018 21:22
RT @JaneEBall: How much @NHS_HealthEdEng budget is spent on continuing education of medics vs nurses? Huge disparity. #WeNurses https://t.c…
@jomwlever
20 September 2018 21:23
@meloncarrier @JFr4ser @ProfJuneG @AgencyNurse Great to hear it. I'm quite tempted to make that kind of change myself - easier said than done though. Best wishes for your continued enjoyment Bex ?? #WeNurses
@manickmanda
20 September 2018 21:24
RT @JonathanCliffe8: @WeNurses Send a tweet - #WhyINurse ( can be applied to any NHS role) tag your local colleges/schools etc. #WeNurses
@EvanTeijlingen
20 September 2018 21:25
RT @ValFinigan: #wenurses .retain experienced nurse to support newly qualified . Offer a platform to share why leaving,what can be done to…
@HannahHilton9
20 September 2018 21:26
@charisbower93 @WeNurses Absolutely, being kind and considerate to your students takes no time out of your day. If you’ve had a rotten shift and couldn’t be the mentor you wished to be that day sit with them for 5mins at the end of the shift and reflect upon the day together. Goes a long way #WeNurses
@hannahlames1
20 September 2018 21:26
Missed a great chat, I was welcoming the next generation of student nurses. There are still people who want to enter the career and pay a lot of money to do so. Must ensure we support and keep them in the profession from University and beyond #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1042866445850427392
@ph_wilson1
20 September 2018 21:27
@WeNurses Say thank you to someone of every band #wenurses
@MaryTilki
20 September 2018 21:29
RT @CalvinMoorley: @WeNurses #Wenurses It starts with valuing the profession and if it’s valued it will attract the right people. Value=pay…
@cromulan
20 September 2018 21:29
RT @HeatherBain9: #wenurses We so need to be positive about our profession and be excited about the future and solution focussed to encoura…




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