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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to create psychologically healthy workplaces in the NHS.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The final NHS People Plan will set out a wide range of actions to make the National Health Service a consistently great place to work and improve patient care. It will set out how NHS England and NHS Improvement will work with local health systems and NHS organisations to improve the experience of work in the NHS and ensure that NHS workplaces are psychologically healthy.

The NHS currently provides mental health support for doctors in England through the NHS Practitioner Health Programme, a mental health assessment and treatment service that NHS doctors and dentists can access via confidential self-referral.

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