The NHS is Britain’s greatest treasure. Yet it still harbours a culture of hierarchy where bullying, harassment and appalling training environments go unchallenged. We believe that bullying, and discouraging victims from speaking up, goes hand in hand with a blame culture.
Often doctors are shamed into silence, and don’t realise other doctors are struggling just as much as they are. Morale is at an all time low in the NHS, with rates of burnout and sadly, even physician suicide on the rise. DAUK are teaming up with our Royal Colleges as part of a wider NHS anti-bullying alliance and are encouraging doctors to speak out.
After #NHSMeToo went viral, DAUK launched a subsequent campaign lobbying for a Compassionate Culture. After enabling doctors to speak up about instances of bullying and mistreatment, we are now asking doctors to share their positive experiences, where they have been treated with compassion.
Through our campaign we hope to share and disseminate examples of exemplary practice to encourage a change in culture and a move towards a kinder NHS which treats staff with compassion.
OUR CAMPAIGN FOR A MORE COMPASSIONATE NHS
Compassionate Culture in the news
DAUK in The Times: “NHS doctors and nurses suffer ‘sinister tide’ of abuse”
Senior doctors and nurses have condemned abuse directed at healthcare workers after the head of the Royal College of Midwives received death threats for encouraging
DAUK in The Independent: “I was going to break if I didn’t stop – why I have decided to resign as a GP”
The guilt of of burdening my colleagues and abandoning patients was overwhelming. But I was going to break if I didn’t stop and take time
Omer Karim case: NHS ethnic minority staff ‘extremely concerned’ over GMC decision to appeal tribunal finding
Groups representing thousands of doctors tell of their “extreme concerns” over a recent tribunal which found the regulator discriminated against a consultant urologist on the