NUFFIELD Health Bournemouth is supporting research thousands of pounds funding to research in investigating the impact on the wellbeing of surgeons when things go wrong. 

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital is supporting research by Bournemouth University and The Royal College of Surgeons of England into national and international surgical wellbeing.

The private hospital will support the research at Bournemouth University and the Royal College of Surgeons of England with £48k over six years. 

Things which can go wrong include surgical errors and complications and it is said when it does happen, it can "affect their personal and professional wellbeing, including their health”. 

Natalie Kemp, health systems director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth, said: “We recognise that within any medical environment the best patient outcome is achieved when support and care needs is available for everyone involved in the patient journey, including consultants and surgeons. 

“By providing financial support to further research in this area, we can help to better understand the care surgeons need after things don’t go to plan and ensure they receive the right support.  

“The wellbeing of our medical professionals is of paramount importance, and we’re proud to help fund nationally reaching research and resource in this area, especially through our neighbours at Bournemouth University.” 

Kevin Turner, consultant urological surgeon at Nuffield Health Bournemouth and visiting professor at BU, added: “We are immensely grateful for Nuffield Health’s support. Without this funding we couldn’t conduct our research or afford the costs associated with publishing our findings.  

“It’s really important that we continue to learn about how we can best take care of our medical professionals. 

“When things go wrong in surgery, surgeons are greatly affected. While this is true of all healthcare professionals, surgeons are worthy of particular focus.  

“This is because existing supporting mechanisms simply don’t work for surgeons, either because the support isn’t right, or because surgeons choose not to access it.”