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Protect the title Nurse in UK law petition. The title nurse can be used by anyone in the UK. Petition created by Professor Alison Leary RN
Arbella2 · 06/10/2021 18:07
The title nurse can be used by anyone in the UK. They can use this term to offer professional advice and services even if they have no professional qualification, experience or have been struck off a professional register.
To protect the public, the title should be restricted to those who are registered with professional regulators such as Registered Nurses and Dental Nurses. This would be the same as titles such as paramedic, physiotherapist and hearing aid dispenser which are limited to those on the professional registers.
Anyone can sign the petition as long as they are a British citizen or UK resident.
You may like to read a short article by Professor Leary published in September 2021 explaining the present situation and risks.
Also the Royal College of Nursing press release June 2021 re the growing practice of employing those without registered nurse qualifications into registered nursing roles.
Arbella2 · 20/10/2021 14:51
29,934 signatures. Can you help bring it to 30,000 ?
Anyone can sign as long as they are a British citizen or UK resident.
Arbella2 · 20/10/2021 20:19
[quote Arbella2]BMJ article
The Healthcare Quality and Safety Conference October 2021
"A bedside care workforce with a greater proportion of professional nurses is associated with better outcomes for patients and nurses. Reducing skill mix by adding nursing associates and other categories of assistive personnel without professional nurse qualifications may contribute to preventable deaths, erode quality and safety of hospital care and contribute to hospital nurse shortages"
Just a reminder of this very important article.
Arbella2 · 22/10/2021 08:49
29,973 signatures now. Could you help bring it to 30,000 ?
Patient safety at risk.
Arbella2 · 22/10/2021 08:54
[quote Arbella2]Example of falsely claiming to be a nurse. Not illegal to do so.
Had this person falsely claimed to be a hearing aid dispenser, that would have been against the law.
Just a reminder of previous post.
Arbella2 · 22/10/2021 09:02
For more information see OP link to RCN press release re risky recruitment practice.
A reminder of a previous post. Please let family and friends know about this petition.
Closing date 14/12/21
Arbella2 · 22/10/2021 09:16
Arbella2 · 22/10/2021 16:41
Link to petition
Cuck00soup · 22/10/2021 19:27
Really need this to gather some momentum. Thanks for bumping the thread again.
We cannot risk unqualified people being given the title nurse. It will mean vulnerable, sick and injured people - and let's face it, that could be any one of us or our family and friends - being cared for by under qualified people who may not have the skills and experience needed. It's healthcare on the cheap. We cannot let this happen.
Arbella2 · 22/10/2021 23:28
[quote Arbella2]Link to petition
Many more signatures needed. Anyone can sign as long as they are a British citizen or UK resident.
Arbella2 · 24/10/2021 03:05
Repeating the link from Friday post as there was an error.
Arbella2 · 24/10/2021 03:11
[quote Arbella2]Link to petition
Patient safety at risk. Please consider signing.
Arbella2 · 24/10/2021 06:47
Just a reminder of an earlier post
Arbella2 · 24/10/2021 07:04
See OP link richmond charity for Professor Leary's short article for more information.
Here is the link
A reminder of a previous post.
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