Bullying and harassment

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02 / 3 / 2015 Midnight

Raising  awareness within the NHS about what constitutes bullying and harassment is important to understand the impact it can have on the overall workplace environment.

On this page you will find key facts and figures, as well as examples of good practice, to help you to identify and address bullying in the workplace. 

Key facts and figures

  • Rogert Kline's report, bullying: the silent epidemic in the NHS, published in 2013, reported that a quarter of staff in the NHS felt they were bullied
  • Over 13 per cent of trainee doctors reported being victims of bullying and harassment in their training post according to a report from General Medical Council.
  • Project 28-40 a survey from opportunity now, looks at the detrimental effect bullying and harassment has on career progression ,as 52 per cent of women have experienced this at work in the last three years. 
  • NHS Choices reports how victims of childhood bullying have a higher risk of poor health, poverty and problems with social relationships in adulthood. 

Tips and examples of good practice

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