Abusive behaviour can leave gaps
During the pandemic, reports of abuse directed at doctors’ surgery staff and community pharmacy teams across West Yorkshire have increased; teams have been spat and sworn at, their cars damaged, received death threats and been in tears, regularly.
In response the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership has launched a new insight driven campaign called ‘leaving a gap’ to make people think about the consequences of abusive behaviour.
Our services are extremely busy; we know it’s frustrating. Abuse towards our colleagues can contribute to us losing staff, leaving gaps and making it harder to run our services.
We’re all here to help each other – please be kind.