Inquiry call into claims of bullying by bosses
Doctors in the Highlands are calling for a public inquiry into bullying claims against health chiefs.
A string of clinicians who work for NHS Highland have claimed there is a bullying culture at the health board and have now called for a public inquiry into the claims, along the lines of the investigation into the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.
NHS Highland said it “does not tolerate bullying” and had so far been unable to secure a meeting with the doctors making the claims.
Meanwhile, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Scotland has called for more to be done to tackle health inequalities.
Dr Carey Lunan, chair of RCGP Scotland said: “It is right that Scottish Government is trying to deal with the root causes of inequality across Scotland.
“Inequalities exist in income, employment, wealth and power. Health inequalities, however, cannot be set aside while those efforts continue.
“We have sought to deal with root causes for some time now and little has positively changed in health expectancy for those living in deprivation in both urban and remote and rural areas.
“We must deal with the whole picture and we also need to ensure delivery of health care is based on need, not simple demand.
Claims: NHS Highland