Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bullying at the MVNHS©: Feature or Bug?

Hundreds of doctors have been accused of bullying and sexually harassing colleagues in the past five years, prompting concern that a culture of intimidation is thriving in the NHS."

You don't say?

Couldn't have anything to do with the culture of socialized medicine, would it?

Mike points out that:

"The absolute number of reported incidents (585) seems relatively modest, but there are  probably many more incidents that go unreported.

This article contains a link to another article that notes 20% of all NHS physicians have been subject to  "bullying, harassment, or undermining behavior".

20% - so not likely that Doc Martin can be responsible for it.  At least, not all of it.

But with 41,000 nursing vacancies in England alone, this situation isn't helping effort to increase staffing or, for that matter, isn't presenting an attractive career choice for students.

Notice it's mentioned that bullying is thought to be a common tactic to coerce longer hours or more shifts from junior staff,  to make up for staff shortages.

But . . . the care is free!!!

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