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Valuing Staff, Valuing Patients: Report On The Psychosocial Care And Mental Health Programme

21 March 2022

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We are delighted to share with you this report, and the programme on which it is based, which was commissioned by Professor David Lockey, Gibson Chair and immediate past-Chair on behalf of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The work was inspired by our Patron, Professor Sir Keith Porter, who continues to influence and support us. We are also thrilled to have the support of the Royal Foundation which has delivered so much to mental health projects for the emergency community.

Our immense gratitude goes to Professor Richard Williams, Programme Director, and Ms Verity Kemp, Programme Manager for their work on the programme and production of this report. Professor Williams has worked tirelessly to raise the importance of caring for and supporting the staff of the NHS over a long time.

We also wish to thank all those who have contribute to the work of the programme and creation of the report, and all those who have shared their experiences, no matter how painful, to help others who often work in such challenging and extraordinary circumstances.

Never has there been such a timely report with the psychosocial and mental health of health service workers so challenged. The commission began well before the recent pandemic but its added influence and effect on healthcare workers cannot be underestimated and is discussed within this report.

We hope the recommendations are high on the agenda of all healthcare employers and form an effective guide to improve working conditions for our membership, the wider pre-hospital community, and all those working in healthcare.

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