Can Do Health & Care - NHS Uncomfortable Truths Report

Part 1: WHY as system leaders we need to address culture to improve outcomes | 13 Panel 2: Is our health and care system a fair and inclusive place to work? Chair: Andrew Kelso, Medical Director, NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board Panel: Tanvir Alam, North East Essex Alliance and BAPIO Amina Chitembo, Chair, Suffolk and North East Essex Review and Oversight Group, and NHS England East of England Workforce, Training and Education Melanie Craig, Chief Executive, Suffolk Community Foundation Fiona Ellis OBE, Chief Executive, Survivors in Transition Harprit Hockley, Director of Culture and Organisational Development, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Belinda White, Regional Manager Integrated Urgent Care, (111, Clinical Assessment Service and Out of Hours) in Suffolk and North East Essex, Practice Plus Group Andrew: Today we are aiming for maximum discomfort, but from discomfort comes better things. The uncomfortable truths we talk about are happening in plain sight. This is important because the standard that you walk past is the standard that you accept. If all of us can’t say we have done everything in our power to change these things, then effectively we have walked past them. This series of events is a call to arms to stop accepting the incredibly uncomfortable things that are happening around us.