As a second victim, on reflection, the two things I recognised that I had needed were peer support and a safe psychological space. A place where I could have been supported and my dignity protected.
Over the years I’ve seen too many of my colleagues breaking down in the tea room, hiding in the sluice, or crying in the toilets. This is not acceptable. The NHS Constitution Key principal three states:
"Respect, dignity, compassion and care should be at the core of how patients and staff are treated not only because that is the right thing to do but because patient safety, experience and
The 2015 Montgomery ruling created practical implications for how clinicians obtain consent and support patients to make decisions about their healthcare.
The implication of the Montgomery ruling is that healthcare professionals must:
clearly outline the recommended management strategies and procedures to their patient, including the risks and implications of potential treatment options
discuss any alternative treatments
discuss the consequences of not performing any treatment or intervention
ensure patients have access to high-quality information to aid their dec
This guide is designed to help people experiencing bullying and harassment at work. It covers:
What is bullying?
Examples of bullying
What is harassment?
What to do next
The legal position
Mediation and counselling
Best practice for employers
Students: being bullied whilst on placement
Sickness and work-related stress
Been accused of bullying and/or harassment?
This guidance includes;
What are RRTs and CCO services?
What is COVID-19?
Why is COVID-19 important to the RRT and CCO service?
Safety of the RRT responders
Identification of suspected / confirmed cases
Use of NIV, CPAP and high flow nasal oxygen
Method of activation of the RRT
Coordinating a response to a patient with suspected / confirmed COVID-19
Use of non-ICU staff as members of the responding team
Training of staff.
As a working parent, life has always been a juggling act… during this crisis I’m dropping a few balls and I feel totally out of control.
I have always been an organised person. When I say organised, I mean that the kids get to school, I get to work, dinner is cooked, clothes are fresh, the house is clean, and we have time for fun.
The last few days our worlds have turned upside down. The kids don’t go to school, my work is not what I know anymore and I’m too scared to go, dinners are not the usual (we had spam fritters and tinned potatoes last night), clothes are boiled washed, the h
Transducing arterial lines
Arterial line sampling
About the author
Sam is a registered nurse who works for a Trust on the South Coast of England
Fatigue self-assessment and fatigue risk management are not familiar steps in routine daily practice. This is due in part to a lack of awareness about the causes and effects of fatigue and limited education opportunities. It is also due to working culture where openness about fatigue and tiredness is not encouraged and collective responsibility for staff wellbeing is poorly developed.
Using the results from the survey, the Fatigue Group have developed resources designed to enhance individuals’ knowledge and understanding and to support the culture change required within departments and or
This guidance for medical doctors explains how to apply the principles of good medical practice. It is separated into two parts:
Part 1: Raising a concern - gives advice on raising a concern that patients might be at risk of serious harm, and on the help and support available to you.
Part 2: Acting on a concern - explains your responsibilities when colleagues or others raise concerns with you and how those concerns should be handled.