NHS trust in London is accused of being ‘colonial’ for its guidelines that tell staff to speak ENGLISH on wards
- NHS guidance tell workers to ‘only communicate in England’ around others
- Guidance sparked social media fury among medics who say it is ‘utter nonsense’
- The trust said staff are expected to speak English to ensure inclusivity and safety
An NHS trust was today forced to defend itself for telling staff to speak English on wards following an outcry over its guidelines.
Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust, in London, says workers shouldn’t speak any other language in front of patients and colleagues.
The guidance was first published on its website in 2019, but began to gain traction among medics on social media yesterday.