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I hope a simple apology from the chief executive, Iain Stewart, is not going to wash. The extent of emotional and mental harm cannot be underestimated and can take years to resolve, if at all. Mental ill health can be particularly recalcitrant to treatment and I look forward to the day when causing mental harm is taken as seriously as causing physical harm. It is a violation and should carry the same punitive measures as causing physical injury. This is where the GMC needs to be involved in striking doctors off the register if found guilty: they have caused serious harm.
It's about time the NHS started caring for its hard working employees. Use of mediation in resolving such issues is debatable because the bullies who are cowards may also be dishonest and for mediation to work both parties have to be open and honest.