Mental Health Services in Tayside (Independent Inquiry)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th March 2020.

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The report states that patients were sometimes dismissed by staff as

“troublesome, antagonistic, problematic and not to be trusted”.

It is clear that staff at NHS Tayside were under enormous pressure and that compassion fatigue may have been a factor in the service. Can the minister outline how staff will be supported to develop positive relationships with patients and actions to address staff wellbeing more broadly in NHS Tayside?