Letters UK’s attractiveness as place to work

Staff in the NHS are, first and foremost, people

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k506 (Published 05 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k506
  1. Peter W Johnston, consultant pathologist1,
  2. Jennifer Cleland, John Simpson chair of medical education research2
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Link Building, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
  2. 2Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
  1. peter.johnston{at}abdn.ac.uk

The UK NHS is about people, for people, by people. This is the nature of healthcare—we need people to look after us when we are sick. Responses to rising patient demand, financial constraints, and political dogma in the UK may be well intended and focus on patient need, but they fail to respect the human nature of the professional groups on whom …

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