Supplementary written evidence from Dr Carrick Richards (FGP0031)

 

THE NHS ‘CLIMATE OF FEAR’ IS DAMAGING STAFF

 

This has to be addressed as a matter of urgency. England’s Coroners have pointed this out to HSE and GMC. What may be 10% of occupational deaths are doctor suicides.
 

Our regulators are so used to being unaccountable they have drifted without review or adjustment. They seem to use the pursuit of excellence to justify costly, harmful,  unjust and disproportionate interventions. The unqualified managers do not address root causes, distracted by process and ungoverned by principle as they are.

 

A work environment widely regarded as hostile, toxic, aggressive, adversarial, unjust, unfair, heavy handed, irrational, biased, inconsistent, leading to a climate of fear is a matter of great concern and high risk. Its review demands priority.

 

Nov 2021