What’s the answer?
Well, you start with a bit of mutual respect and then you fight back.
No one should be putting up with patients who don’t respect the people treating them.
No patient should be jumping the queue for treatment because they are more articulate, more middle class.
Consultants should not be encouraging queue jumping by seeing patients privately and then pushing them to the front of the NHS queue as an “emergency”.
1) The majority of NHS workers are women.
2) The majority of NHS workers are from ethnic minorities.
3) The majority of NHS workers are working class.
So people at work need to respect each other and the jobs they do, whatever job they do and whatever minority/majority they belong to. That means fighting for the NHS to be an example to everybody else for equality at work.
People at work should be speaking out when colleagues aren’t doing their jobs properly.
People; patients and staff, need to unite to protect hospitals and jobs.
How we do all these things is for you and this Blog to work out in the weeks or months to come.
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