Notwithstanding some issues here and there, I should say that any employee would be able to perform effectively under the circumstances.
It is not possible to say that NHS always has been above reproach in its management of human resources. The National Survey of NHS Staff, 2005, The Healthcare Commission mentioned that '26% encountered bullying, harassment or abuse from patients or patients' relatives, 15% were abused by their colleagues, 60% of staff had an appraisal, 36% suffered from work related stress, 7% experienced discrimination'. It also said '52% received training, learning or development in infection control and 73% took advantage of flexible working arrangements,' http://www.personneltoday.com/articles/2006/03/28/34655/progress-on-violence-against-nhs-employees-is-just-the-starting.html
Nevertheless, the report also showed that level of violence reported by staff has decreased and discrimination within the NHS too has come down by a remarkable extent. The relationship between the patients, their relatives and the NHS employees has shown an improving trend in recent years. There had been another instance of high nursing staff rapid turnover and there was a thorough enquiry into the issue. ...Show more