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  1. Content Article
    Bullying and scapegoating ride on the back of fear: When things go wrong or have an outcome that we were not anticipating different aspects of second victim phenomenon kick in, such as shame, guilt and fear. It is terrifying to fear for the loss of one’s professional registration or to be recognised as the care worker who damaged the reputation of your organisation. Quite apart from the pain and accompanying worry of knowing that you may have brought harm to your patient. Encouraging openness and honesty, permits emotional healing, supports staff retention and reduces the number of safety inci
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    The recommendations set out in the report are addressed to all leaders who influence the workplace experience of nursing and midwifery staff Recommendations Key recommendation 1: Authority, empowerment and influence Introduce mechanisms for nursing and midwifery staff to shape the cultures and processes of their organisations and influence decisions about how care is structured and delivered. Key recommendation 2: Justice and fairness Nurture and sustain just, fair and psychologically safe cultures and ensure equity, proactive and positive approaches to diversity and uni
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    Trusts have been urged to reflect on their disciplinary procedures, and review them annually where required, following the death of a senior nurse who took his own life after being dismissed. NHS England’s chief people officer Prerana Issar has written to trust leaders to highlight Imperial College Healthcare Trust’s new disciplinary procedures, which were put in place following Amin Abdullah’s suicide. Mr Abdullah, a senior nurse at Charing Cross Hospital in west London, was suspended in September 2015 before being let go from his job that December. He died in February 2016 after se
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    Key findings Compassionate leadership activities have many positive outcomes, at all levels of the health sector, from individuals and teams, to organisations and the system as a whole. Staff are more likely to find new and improved ways of doing things if they feel they are listened to, valued and supported as this provides a sense of psychological safety. Giving staff autonomy in their work is also important, along with developing a shared responsibility – a shared leadership is much more effective than a hierarchical one. Positive attitudes to diversity, to inclusion
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    These guides explain more about the GMC's priority work programmes and how you can get involved. Medical manslaughter review Reflective practice Raising and acting on concerns Making sure doctors are treated fairly Wellbeing of the medical profession Induction and returners
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    Key findings 45% of respondents have seen a permanent increase in the critical care capacity of their directorates. However, when asked if they consider any increase in capacity to be adequately staffed only 18% of respondents agreed. 60% of respondents reported that their units are still attempting to follow the Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services (GPICS) but 54% of respondents have seen some relaxation of those standards including to their medical staffing. 80% of respondents increased their working hours, and 71% report covering sick consultant colleague
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    Across Britain, intensive care nurses and doctors are being pushed to their limits as they try to save lives from coronavirus. During 12-hour shifts in sweltering conditions, they are faced with technical and emotional challenges that many have never faced as they tackle a virus that has swept across the globe in a matter of days, threatening to kill tens of thousands in the UK. Britain has yet to even hit the peak of infections, but intensive care specialists are already asking how long they can keep working relentlessly. “We are trained for and used to dealing with difficult
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    The toolkit explores the three phases of how we normally respond to a crisis; Emergency – at the beginning of a crisis there is high energy. A sense of urgency and a common goal brings teams together and things get done. Regression – our sense of purpose becomes less clear, energy levels drop, people get frustrated and are less productive. Recovery – new goals emerge, and we begin to focus on rebuilding rather than simply surviving. An end, or at least a new sense of normality, is in sight. The aim of this framework is to help people begin to think about how they might mo
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    In small room in the Royal Derby Hospital, there's a table bearing a laminated sign. "You are not alone," it says. It continues: "Kindness will get you through. Embrace the challenge. Look after each other. You are stronger than you think." This is the "wobble room", set aside not for patients but for front-line staff to get them away - briefly - from the intense pressure and strain experienced in the first wave of COVID-19. "We made a wobble room because that's what we needed," Kelly-Ann Gurney, an intensive-care nurse, told the BBC. "It's a room where staff could just go and sit an
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    Wearable devices will monitor the mood of all 70 staff at a large GP practice, in a trial aimed at improving employee health and wellbeing. Staff at Amicus Health, a GP practice in Devon, will be provided with a wearable device which allows the user to log how their day is going by pressing one of two buttons. The information gathered can be viewed by employers on a dashboard, identifying whether there are particular times in the day when moods drop. Users will also be able to see their data on a personal app, allowing them to track mood triggers and patterns. On the dashboard,
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    Join this interactive webinar for an overview of the benefits of exercise and physical activity on wellbeing for healthcare professionals. Anja Hudson, specialist physiotherapist and Dr Elizabeth Haxby, immediate Past President of the RSM Patient Safety Section, will explore the benefits of exercise on our physical and mental health. Outlining the risks associated with working from home and how this may affect wellbeing, this session will arm you with the resources, confidence and motivation needed to pursue exercise in the coronavirus era. We will also offer you tools to facilitat
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    Explore the key role of sleep in physical and mental health and wellbeing in the third episode of the Royal Society of Medicine's Patient Safety Section's Optimising Strength and Resilience webinar series. Dr Allie Hare, consultant physician in respiratory and sleep medicine, and Dr Elizabeth Haxby, immediate Past President of the RSM Patient Safety Section, will help you to understand what happens when you sleep and how to improve your sleep. Arguably the most undervalued component of health in today’s society, sleep is the foundation of energy recovery, growth and repair. Even sma
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    Using psychological theory and research-based techniques, this session will demonstrate how to enhance recovery and build resilience for healthcare professionals. In this interactive webinar, Dr Anne-Marie Doyle, consultant clinical psychologist and Dr Elizabeth Haxby, immediate Past President of the RSM Patient Safety Section, will offer strategies to protect the wellbeing of healthcare professionals by helping to anticipate and manage stress, recovery and build resilience. Register
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    Explore the link between healthcare staff wellbeing and patient safety in the first episode of the Royal Society of Medicine's Patient Safety Section's webinar series, Optimising Strength and Resilience. The wellbeing of healthcare professionals is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality, safe patient care. It has become a major focus of attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in relation to physical and mental health, resilience and potential for burnout. In contrast to existing resources and support initiatives, this series is designed to be proactive and help healt
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    Healthcare Improvement Scotland provide a single source of information about how Scotland's health and care staff have found ways to communicate compassionately and make that difference. Browse ideas through the links below and check back to Healthcare Improvement Scotland's website for new additions. Connecting patients with their loved ones Connecting colleagues to support wellbeing Maintaining therapeutic relationships Caring for children during COVID-19 Caring for those with additional needs Insights from published literature
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    More than 200 GPs a month are seeking mental health support as COVID-19 drives up pressure on the NHS - and demand for help is rising fastest among doctors in primary care, figures from a confidential support service suggest. NHS Practitioner Health medical director and former RCGP chair Professor Dame Clare Gerada warns that the pandemic 'must surely be contributing to the increase in numbers of doctors presenting for help compared to pre-pandemic levels'. Before the pandemic, around 60 doctors per week were coming forward for support from NHS Practitioner Health, a free, confidenti
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    Organisations across the UK and beyond are set to benefit from a unique NHS- academic partnership which sees a focus on staff safety and morale – and delivers significant cost savings. Together Northumbria University and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are pioneering professional development courses on Restorative Just Culture. This approach at the Liverpool-based Trust has seen reduced dismissals and suspensions, leading to substantial business savings, and has generated great interest across the health sector. Starting in 2016 Mersey Care has worked to deliver a Restorative Just C
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