The HSE recently announced a communication retraining programme. Where words like girls and boys are to be banned and not be used by hospital staff. This programme is being rolled out at a few hospitals initially, with the aim to expand it countrywide.
So who and what are the HSE? According to Gov.uk website, the UK Government’s official website, “The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It prevents work-related death, injury and ill health. HSE is also contributing to cross-government work being coordinated by the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) to prepare the United Kingdom (UK) for exit from the EU.
HSE is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.”
Therefore why are the HSE, who should be focusing on health and safety, and have the task of transitioning us out of the EU, wasting taxpayers’ resources on banning pronouns and phrases? In practice how is a nurse, doctor or other health care worker supposed to remember everyone’s first name? So before they address you they have to pull out your file or ask you your name? Not very practical or of great importance, especially in a busy hospital.
Secondly, why now? How does the use of language that has always been a part of our culture in the UK pose a health and safety risk? HSE should focus on Health and Safety, which is their remit, not cultural reform.
This programme should be stopped – the UK HSE has far more pressing matters, within health and safety, such as lowering deaths due to malpractice etc within the NHS, than to obsess with pronouns and cultural reform. Especially as we enter the Winter months.
Government, therefore taxpayer-funded, health care should not be used to push political agendas and badger us with the Government’s distraction tactics.
Alternatively, allow people to opt out of the National Health and contribute to a provider that will simply focus on the individual’s health care, and not the latest political distraction tactic, or reform via the back door so to speak.
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