I count myself lucky I trained when I did as I learnt so much by being a member of the team, expected to pull my weight and to learn from everybody from the Ward Domestic up both professional and life skills. J Adv Nurs. I disagree with the need as SML60 for Nurses to toilet everyone to glean information. If I have 12-16 patients to myself on a shift, then you can bet your bottom dollar I won’t have any time to do bed baths or toileting and I’ll need to delegate to my hcas while I try and keep my head afloat. To prioritise basic nursing care, we propose a research programme entitled "Basic Care Revisited" that aims to create awareness and expand knowledge on evidence-based basic nursing care by addressing four basic nursing care themes (bathing and dressing, communication, mobility, and nutrition) in different settings. Personally, from my experience I find it difficult to delegate to HCAs, especially as they move into doing tasks such as ECGs and some are less keen to assist in the ‘dirty’ jobs. Importance of Nursing Care Plan. Basic nursing care is an integral part of my role, and I have chosen specialist areas, such as ICU, where I can deliver the care. 1. Holistic care also involves taking into consideration social and cultural differences and preferences. I am probably going to be labelled a dinosaur for my views, but how can a New Staff Nurse safely delegate if they do not appreciate the needs of individual patients and the capabilities of their HCA’s. Can we use website as a references.Importance of Nursing Care Plan. 2020 Aug 23;43(5):478-88. doi: 10.1002/nur.22063.