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A podcast for nurses by nurses. Tackling the bullshit affecting our practice.
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Episode 7: NHSmackdown

Episode 7: NHSmackdown

2022-12-1801:01:02

 We are joined by Lawless to discuss their wrestling show about life in the NHS. We get in the ring with burnout, trauma, and being queer in the NHS.Find out more about Lawless and NHSmackdown: @richtea_drag@fist__clubFor Leeds based listeners the Healthcare Meet-Up has already happened but we'll be hosting another on 18th Jan. See @feministnursing for more. Support the strikes using strikemap.co.ukJoin a union!  
Ahahahaha! Our recordings cannot keep up with this Tory nightmare but we're sharing this episode with you anyway! Leeds Healthcare Meet-Up deets: eventbrite.com/e/leeds-healthcare-meet-up-tickets-439561890447Organise Now:organisenow.org.uk
Ruby and Holly talk all things NHS strike ballots!Small correction there are now 132,139 vacancies in the NHS. Join GMBJoin RCN Join UNISONJoin UNITE
We recorded this on the surface of the sun. Or at least it felt like it. We're back if not a little melted & burnt out but we made it through. Yes, the episode is out of date, but we're still hilarious. Show notes:RCN ballot informationTwitter thread of candidates logosAcorn Renters' UnionEnough Is Enough (not mentioned, but sign up!)
CN: virginity testing, institutional ableism. It's the moment you've all been waiting for - we've read the Health & Social Care Bill now hear us beef about it. Things to plug:GOSH strike fundInfo on Barts strikeAnti-austerity People's Assembly demosUCU StrikeSOS NHSTUC anti-Tory demo in BlackpoolReceipts:Virginity testing by UK gov'tThe actual Bill
We're back for more in 2022 with a hungover chat about the unholy alliance of feminism and nursing. There is a content note at the top of the show as we do discuss misogyny, institutional harms, and transphobia to varying degrees. Stuff to shout out:The Racist Lady with the Lamp by Natalie Stake-DoucetStop:SIM campaignJustEat workers strike fundSOSNHS
Buckle up for everything you need to know about UK trade union history, organising, and the current balloting of NHS staff!LIST OF UNION BALLOT DATESJoin GMBJoin RCNJoin UNISONJoin UniteSHOUT OUTS & EVENTSUnited Voices of the World Strike @Great Ormond StreetNHSWorkersSayNo Demo 26.11.21KONP Health & Care Bill Protest 22.11.21Care and Support Workers OrganiseMarch with Midwives (LinkTree)Medact new joiners' meeting - just check out Medact & DocsNotCops they're awesome RESOURCES Make bosses pay: Why we need unions by Eve LivingstonNational Archives Thatcher union reforms - Guardian article
Welcome to the Feminist Nursing Pod!In this episode we discuss public perceptions of nursing and the NHS pay deals past and present. All views discussed in the episode are our own and do not represent the opinions of our employers, trade unions, or professional bodies. Music is by friend of the show Chris Catalyst, and you can find us on social media @femnursepodLinks to media discussed:2009 Guardian articleOwen Jones Tory Party Conference video
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