BBC Scotland spin flawed report on ‘bullying culture’ in NHS Highland
Note: Nothing here denies that some NHS Highland staff may have been bullied. Their experience is regretted.
Of NHS Highland’s 10 500 staff, 340 came forward, with personal reports of bullying or of the absence of bullying. Of these, for no reason given, 282 were met and of those, again for no reported reason, 186 formed the basis for ‘Report to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport into Cultural Issues related to allegations of Bullying and Harassment in NHS Highland’, April 2019 by John Sturrock QC. Do QC’s need to have passed Research Methods?
… Further, the lead researcher admits: ‘I am not an expert in the workings of the NHS nor in allegations of organisational bullying. I am better informed now but I am more of a generalist than a specialist. That needs to be borne in mind by the reader.’