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NHS people plan welcomed, but Government funding needed to deliver on wellbeing initiatives

Post date: 30/07/2020 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 31/07/2020

Commenting on the launch of the new NHS People Plan setting out mental wellbeing initiatives:

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Medicolegal Lead, Risk Prevention at Medical Protection, said:

“We welcome the much-needed focus on mental wellbeing – for most healthcare workers Covid-19 will be the biggest health crisis in their careers, with countless patients and colleagues lost. Without action, doctors are at risk of becoming burnt out and disillusioned or suffering in silence with chronic psychological injuries - both of which put the safety of themselves and their patients at risk.

“The people plan sets out some credible support initiatives that NHS staff should expect employers to address, such as every NHS organisation having a wellbeing guardian in place. We hope to see more concrete commitment to their implementation – through the support of central government funding - in the next iteration of the plan.”

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For further information contact: kate.tullett@medicalprotection.org +44 (0)7515 298791.

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