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Significant numbers of consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists report bullying

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3576 (Published 27 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3576
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A substantial proportion of consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology say that they have experienced bullying and undermining behaviour and in many cases the behaviour has persisted for years, according to a survey published in BMJ Open.1

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) carried out an email survey of all obstetric and gynaecology consultants and fellows working in the UK. There was a 28% response rate (664 replies) with 44% saying that they had been persistently bullied or undermined. The 290 that reported themselves as victims of bullying represent 14% of the …

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