The relationship between nurses and medics is pivotal to patient safety and multidisciplinary working, so balancing professional respect with constructive robustness is essential
When the then health and social care secretary Matt Hancock told a conference in 2019 there were still some ‘archaic corners’ of the NHS where nurses were expected to stand up when doctors entered the room, he was lambasted for being out of touch.
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