Complaints against NHS can be a ‘trigger for suicide’, expert warns

Complaints about NHS doctors could lead them to depression and even trigger suicide, an expert has warned.” states Dr Clare Gerada, the medical director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP), said the number of complaints against NHS staff is rising.These have led to longer hours and a deterioration of work/life balance, raising concerns about mental health as a result.Doctor’s mental health has been of a concern amid a shortage of NHS staff.But they can cause a spiral of events which can harm the doctor’s mental health, their colleagues and future patients, she warned.

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