- Published: Monday, 25 November 2019 10:58
One of the things that sometimes strikes me as I walk around the hospitals is the way colleagues address each other according to their band. For most it’s not a conscious decision – more ‘learned’ language – but it’s likely we’ve all heard and experienced comments such as ...
- “The band two does that”
- “Ask the band five”
- “That’s the responsibility of the band seven”
- Or even “ask the student”
I’ve been reflecting on this and how referring to someone as a band may make them feel. Maybe discuss it in your teams and decide for yourselves. I suspect it can make colleagues feel fairly disregarded and dehumanised. We are a team of people who care about the NHS and the patients and come to work to do the best job possible, not a group of abstract bandings!