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Bullying in NHS must be “called out,” says head of NHS Improvement

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2923 (Published 15 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2923
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

Bullying and inappropriate behaviour in the NHS need to be “called out” as soon as it happens, Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement, has said.

Speaking at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Liverpool on 14 June, Mackey said that the problem of bullying and other such inappropriate behaviour needed to be discussed more openly. “If anyone’s in any doubt, these things are unacceptable,” he said. “If we’re doing things in a style that we shouldn’t be, we …

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