Stress-related mental health issues

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2012 Health Care Service Group Conference
24 November 2011

This Conference believes that the Con-Dem coalition Government’s cuts and outsourcing in the NHS are creating pressure on staff who face increasingly stressful working conditions and anxiety over job security, future prospects and career progression.

This Conference believes that it is essential that as an employer the NHS provides appropriate support for staff in this situation, and especially those staff who experience stress-related mental health issues.

This Conference calls on the Health Care Service Group Executive to:

1)Raise this matter with the employers and seek assurances about continuing support for any existing provision and awareness of the potential need to introduce or expand such provision;

2)Monitor the statistics on mental health issues reported in Fitness-To-Practice procedures for any significant changes in reporting levels.