Levels of burnout amongst NHS and social care staff continue to cause concern with the increased pressure the Covid-19 pandemic has brought.
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- Inquiry: workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care
- Health and Social Care Committee
Scope of the session
In the second session of the inquiry into workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care, MPs investigated the toll of burnout and excessive workload on the mental wellbeing of NHS and care staff. Dean asked questions and heard from frontline workers on how working during the pandemic has affected their mental health as well as from BMA Chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul on the medical workforce and Vic Rayner, National Care Forum, on social care.
The session also focused on assessing current measures to support staff mental health, including those in the NHS People Plan, and identifying positive measures, hearing insights from practitioners and senior leaders of mental health care services such as Mind and Practitioner Health, an NHS service for its staff.
- Dr Chaand Nagpaul CBE, BMA council chair
- Denise Crouch, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse
- Paul Farmer CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Mind
- Dr Adrian James, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Professor Dame Clare Gerada, Medical Director, Practitioner Health
- Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum