A poll suggests nurses are pleased to see the PM resign.
Nurses believe that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would have been “struck-off” if he worked in the profession.
A small snap poll of 217 nurses from across the UK suggests the profession is pleased to see the PM quit, with the majority (92%) believing he has failed to uphold the Nolan Principles.
The Seven Principles of Public Life, also known as the Nolan Principles, apply to any person who holds public office and requires them to show leadership, be selfless, have integrity, objectivity, accountability, and be open and transparent.
In just the past year, it was revealed that Mr Johnson held parties in Downing Street whilst nurses were fighting the pandemic on the frontlines, has been accused of “lying” to Parliament, and overlooked sexual harassment allegations made against a fellow MP when promoting him.
Several nurses commented that Mr Johnson would have rightly “been struck-off” from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register for his actions if he was a nurse.
Contempt for the NHS and its staff.
Grassroots campaigning group NHS Workers Say No warned Mr Johnson has “shown utter contempt for the NHS and its staff”.
In a statement, the group said, “NHS staff will never forget Johnson’s sleazy antics and partying whilst dying patients could not see their families, or the MPs giving themselves pay rises whilst we endure
years of cuts and pay freezes.”
“Johnson leaves behind a legacy of putting profit before lives, the destruction and privitisation of the NHS, and for creating a cost of living crisis that affects us all and that the working class are paying for.”
They concluded, “NHS staff will be clapping to see the back of Johnson, he needs to get out and stay out
immediately, enough damage is done!
“Whoever replaces him will be no better and we need the political parties to be standing shoulder to shoulder with working people and fighting to protect and save the NHS.”
Earlier this week the PM appointed former Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.