Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Human Cost of Scrutiny?

This story appears in the health section of BBC news online today.
The BBC are wee bit late onto this story. There was an excellent article on the subject of the mental health of NHS staff published 2 weeks ago in the Lancet.
The ever excellent and compassionate Claire Gerada makes some very important points on the need to look after NHS staff.
Maybe noone should be surprised at the findings of these surveys.

Life used to be like this - you are a nurse/doctor. You therefore must be compassionate. You have been trained well. Because of who you are you must be going your best - end of story.

It certainly is not like that anymore.