Staff feel that ‘veiled threats' have been made by managers, warning them that if they speak out they may suffer ‘professional blight'.
‘It's like Stalinism,' the source said. ‘It's amazing how much of this is being driven by people away from the sharp end who don't listen to concerns from the frontline.'
Director of nursing and midwifery for NHS Borders Heather Maughan said she was ‘horrified' that staff felt unable to speak out, and urged them to share ideas.
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