Monthly Archives: December 2013

RCN POLICIES AND AFFILIATIONS

i. This article will discuss key elements of RCN policy, those relating to nursing entrants requiring a degree, and a support of relatively high ratios of trained staff to care assistants. The RCN’s links to UK and international institutions that … Continue reading

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NURSE REVALIDATION PROCESS – NMC BETRAYAL

This is a response to the NMC’s nurse revalidation proposal, as submitted in Item 10. NMC/13/146. 12 September 2013. Annexe 2 – Options Appraisal, from which I quote: “The primary purpose of revalidation is to provide greater assurance that nurses … Continue reading

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ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS – EXPLOITATION

It has always been fashionable to explain the ‘necessity’ of low wages in terms of competitiveness in world markets; a view criticised by the Manchester weavers in 1823: ” … We cannot hear, without strong emotions, our merchants boast their … Continue reading

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Who Owns Care Homes?

Care Homes in the UK are increasingly being controlled by private equity businesses, as witnessed by the acquisition of Four Seasons Health Care by Terra Firma, a private equity group which agreed to a £825m takeover. Four Seasons had debts … Continue reading

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The provision of health care is being given to corporations funded by private equity debt.

A Psychoanalytical Context to Benny Goodman’s Comments on Marxist Philosophy.(Mr. Goodman’s statements are parenthesised). The id is driven by the pleasure principle, which strives for immediate gratification of desires, wants, and needs. If we were ruled entirely by the pleasure … Continue reading

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