|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
N.H.S. Reorganisation News Sheet No. 4
Winwick Study Course in Participative Management
Around the Hospital
Round the N.H.S.
We are holding over part 5 of the Attitude Survey this week to publish an account of the Study Course in Participative Management which took place last Friday.
Since October last year there has been no news of Participative Management, and its implications - particularly with reference to Joint Consultation have been unclear.
We are encouraged now that positive action has again been undertaken, and our account, while not 'official', is as complete and accurate as we can make it.
|Chairman||- management representative, appointed by management.|
|Vice Chairman||- staff representative, appointed by staff. (Duties would include deputising for the Chairman in his absence, and agreeing the notes of meetings.|
|Management Representatives||- these would be from the particular department represented by the group, and would be seen to be part of the group in terms of expressing any recommendation at their particular level of management.|
|Staff Representatives||- these could be elected by staff and would be seen as representative of staff. It would be vital that they should communicate with the staff and be communicated to by staff also.|
|Consumer Representative||- this would be someone to act as the patients' representative.|
|Permanent Secretary||- this person would function for all groups, and his or her role would be more far-reaching than the traditional role of secretary, in that it would involve the avoidance of duplication of work by various groups, the pressurising for implementation of a recommendation by careful wording of the notes of meetings (setting out the action recommended and the facts on which the decision is based), and the followup of recommendations.|
|Ex-officio Secretary||- this would be a Trade Union representative in an advisory capacity. He would ensure that the DPG did not allow its work to overlap the existing negotiating machinery, and that it understood the full significance of decisions reached.|
|1)||Defining the problem|
|2)||Assessing the savings (how much frustration can be resolved).|
|3)||Asking what management can do.|
|4)||Asking what staff can do.|
Alice M. Robinson, R.N., M.S., Director of Nursing Education, Vermont State Hospital, Vermont, U.S.A.
A Textbook of Psychiatry - Henderson and Gillespie.
Cqelius Aurelianus, AD 200, is worthy of much praise. Of particular interest are his reference to:
'Theatricals, entertainment, riding, walking and work. All recommended, particularly during the period of convalescence. Topics of conversation were to be such as would suit the patient's condition. Later, excursions by land and water, and various other distractions were to be used.'
Formica-topped kitchen table and four matching chairs (Blue) £5.
Mrs. J. Houghton, S.E.N.
Mrs. C. Cunnane, N/A
Mrs.M. Cook, T/Staff Nurse, N.D.
Mrs. P.A. Marsh, T/NA
Students from Greaves Hall will be visiting the Hospital on Thursday, 1st March, 1973.