Samantha Batt-Rawden, president of the grassroots campaigning organisation the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), told The BMJ that doctors continued to receive abuse despite “risking their lives since March 2020.” In…
Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden, co-founder of Doctors’ Association UK said the NHS staff survey results were “extremely worrying”.
“Doctors have repeatedly told us they do not feel cared for by their workplaces, and that spiralling workloads are contributing to occupational stress and burnout.”
The results of the NHS staff survey reveal that reports of work related stress are at a record high in the NHS. Additionally BAME staff report facing worrying levels discrimination from patients, relatives and members of the public. This is unacceptable. Read our response here.
The NHS signalled tougher action against patients and hospital visitors who abuse staff. From April this year, anyone inflicting discriminatory or harassing behaviour on NHS staff in England could be denied non-emergency care. Dr Rinesh Parmar DAUK Chair speaks to Medscape.