The Case for Changing the Narrative in Health & Social Care

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Prof Parag Singhal, MD, MPhil, FRCP, FACP

Abstract

Given our current challenges, how can we contribute to making a difference in patient care and service efficiencies? In other words, how can we all work towards changing the narrative and acting in different ways to make a difference to our patients, colleagues, and organisations alike. Whilst not overstating the case, our NHS is being challenged from several angles. Many colleagues are under serious work pressures, are stressed, suffer from low morale, some are voting with their feet and many more are reporting burnout. And yes, some of our patients are not having the timely care that they deserve? Many of our organisations are in financial distress; many are in special measures and Turnaround Regimes.

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Singhal, P. (2020). The Case for Changing the Narrative in Health & Social Care. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 11(1), 13-14. https://doi.org/10.38192/11.1.4
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Opinions
Author Biography

Prof Parag Singhal, MD, MPhil, FRCP, FACP

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Weston General Hospital and Nuffield Hospital Taunton, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London Hon Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol, and Member of Medical Protection Society. He is also a consultant Physician, Weston General Hospital Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Nuffield Hospital, Taunton. He has been given the prestigious Bharat Gaurav Award and was involved with the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO). A Weston-super-Mare doctor has been praised by the Prime Minister for his outstanding contribution to medicine and patient care.

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/11/stressed-out-doctors-anaesthetists-survey-nhs
https://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4304