75% of “minority staff” are not bullied…

Surprised? NHSreality is surprised that the bullying is not much higher!

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Chris Smyth reports in the Times 20th April 2017: Quarter of minority staff in NHS are bullied

Patient care is suffering because ethnic minority NHS staff are so fed up with routine discrimination and bullying, an official report has warned.

Health service data revealed that ethnic minority staff in the NHS were 56 per cent more likely to be disciplined than their white counterparts. More than a quarter said they had been bullied by their colleagues in the past year, with one in seven saying their boss had discriminated against them.

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said that “no one should yet be comfortable or satisfied with what these figures show”. He ordered the health service to do more to harness the skills of minority staff, who make up almost one in five of the health service’s 1.2 million staff, but just one in 15 of top managers.

An official report on race equality in the NHS asked for data from all hospitals and local trusts and analysed data from the staff survey of more than 400,000 workers, which defined race by skin colour alone, with many foreign staff counted as white.

Yvonne Coghill, who oversaw the project, said: “We are concerned because if you have a more engaged workforce it improves patient care.”

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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