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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust introduces Schwartz Rounds

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is amongst the first 100 organisations in the UK to implement Schwartz Rounds Credit: PA

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is amongst the first 100 organisations in the UK to implement Schwartz Rounds.

Schwartz Rounds are confidential meetings where staff from all backgrounds and professions can come together to discuss the emotional and social challenges associated with their jobs.

It is hoped they will provide support to over 4,000 members of staff working in the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Sir Robert Francis’ Inquiry in 2013 recommended Schwartz Rounds as a way to help bring about a positive culture change in the NHS.