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 team with the MPS and other organisations to call for emergency legislation to protect healthcare workers during the pandemic
Supported by the DAUK, the MPS has asked the government to pass emergency legislation creating a statutory defence for doctors over clinical decisions made during
DAUK’s Vice-chair Dr Jenny Vaughan speaks to LBC’s Maajid Nawaz about protection from prosecution for pandemic healthcare workers
Doctors and nurses need protection from prosecution over Covid-19 treatment decisions made under the pressures of the pandemic. Dr Jenny Vaughan discusses emergency legislation to