Agnes Arnold-Forster discusses doctors’ emotional health in BMJ Opinion

August 2018

Our Research Fellow, Agnes Arnold-Forster, has had a piece printed in the British Medical Journal's Opinion column.

In 'Doctors’ wellbeing—learning from the past can help improve the future', she argues that much of the current conversation about emotional health among the NHS workforce is historically inaccurate, coloured by nostalgia for a fictitious past or preoccupied with piecemeal initiatives that neglect the structural, political, and historical context of the NHS.

She calls for policy debates to be informed by historical research, emphasising that it can help guard against nostalgia and ground initiatives in a more nuanced context. 

Click here to read the piece in full.