“Do you not find this job boring?” a question proposed by a patient to a radiographer according to a Facebook group posting which I read.
Despite the abundance of research evidence that indicates communication among health care team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and that it profoundly impacts patient care and safety as the Mid Staffordshire Report showed; why are there still communication issues within the healthcare setting and multi-disciplinary team?
As the year marches on, we come to the beginning of Spring and the end of the financial year budgets. Within many organisations resources are reviewed, rotations rotate and the gaps in services are identified by managers look to fill new or existing posts and put them out for advert.
The Mid Staffordshire case highlighted to us all what can happen if people do not speak up. Patients are one of the main reasons we all do our jobs in healthcare. Their safety is in our hands daily. This should always be remembered and at the forefront of our minds.