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’s Anna Sigston in the Huffington Post: NHS U-Turns Amid Anger Over ‘Inhumane’ Exam Conditions For Medical Students
“Less than an hour before it emerged that some students would be able to resit their SJT, the Doctor’s Association UK (DAUK) released an open
DAUK’s Dr Vinesh Patel in Healthcare leader news: ‘There is a breaking point that us as human beings will reach as well’
Answering the call to do more shifts at his local Covid vaccine hub is something GP partner Vinesh Patel says provides ‘a bit of a
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