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Emergency Care has become a bit sausage factory..  With its target driven culture and the volume of work we have to get through, we run the risk of stripping all the compassion out of emergency care. With rotas so tight, specialty teams being so fraught and with patient complexity, acuity and demand going up, if we spend more time with a patient because they need it or to work them up more becaue the specialty doctor is not going to see them for hours, it is seen as a black mark.  As shift...

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Working in Emergency Care, there are examples where speaking up remains a high risk strategy and even when one does speak up people don't want to listen or only hear what they want to hear. We all know that one of the key components of high quality compassionate urgent and emergency care in hospitals is good flow throughout organisations and systems.  We appreciate it is anecdotal but we have heard of instances where despite repeated escalations of issues through an organisations of how...

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Emergency Medicine is an intense specialty which operates 24 hours a day with a high proportion of work performed during the out of hours period and at weekends.  Annualised self rostering has given staff in a number of departments the flexibility they need to be able to work their contracted hours but in a way that allows them, with a bit of planning to also have a fulfilling life outside of work. How does it work?  Each member of staff has to work a set number of hours per week.  However...

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I would like line managers to have the people management skills to be able to manage their staff well.  This includes, hearing what they have to say, giving them options in terms of ways in which they might want to go about achieving what they want to achieve and supporting their staff in a way that makes them feel safe and able to fulfill their potential. Staff can endure high levels of work pressure if they know they have their managers support.  And also if they know that their manager...

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RCEM SWPC Chair

United Kingdom

Joined this community on Oct 1, 2018

How long have you worked in health or care?
I do not wish to disclose

Where in the UK are you based?
London

What type of organisation do you work for?
Government department or other

Where do you work?
Other location

What is your role?
Support to Doctors/Nurses/Midwives

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