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NHS: Staff

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 26151, tabled on 6 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to create psychologically healthy workplaces in the NHS.

Answered on

16 March 2020

The final NHS People Plan will set out a wide range of actions to make the National Health Service a consistently great place to work and improve patient care. It will set out how NHS England and NHS Improvement will work with local health systems and NHS organisations to improve the experience of work in the NHS and ensure that NHS workplaces are psychologically healthy.

The NHS currently provides mental health support for doctors in England through the NHS Practitioner Health Programme, a mental health assessment and treatment service that NHS doctors and dentists can access via confidential self-referral.