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Revealed: the effect of the Government's NHS long-term plan on general practice


From more bilge- poor loves- it's them that's got the problem with discrimination, bullying and poor pay and conditions, not us GP's- ship in more managers without any knowledge of the NHS- a bit like anyone from anywhere in the world can now join, and command, in the British Army! FFS: Stressful conditions and large responsibilities have all contributed to a negative working culture, according to the report on leadership by Sir Ron Kerr. Sir Ron, a former London NHS trust chief executive and a non-executive director of the Department of Health and Social Care, said the working culture in the NHS “must change.” His report, commissioned by former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, sets out proposals to improve the quality of leadership in the NHS. These include recruiting leaders from other sectors. This might include the armed forces, according to some reports today. The report says that problems are worsened by “conflicting” messages from the organisations that oversee the NHS, such as NHS England. It says: ”The conditions in which leaders operate are stressful and difficult, with great responsibility and the highest stakes. “Over time, this has led to a negative working culture in which both bullying and discrimination are prevalent and accepted. “This must change and should be led from the top, with NHS leaders ensuring they model the highest standards of behaviour.” It adds: “The review recommends a number of actions to build a modern working culture in which all staff feel supported, valued and respected for what they do and can challenge without fear.” Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to tell a conference today: "We need the best leaders in the NHS, whether they are from inside the system or from outside. “What matters is that we create the right leadership culture: one of learn not blame, continuous improvement and the highest standards of patient care."

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28 Nov 2018

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