Doctors’ behaviour is as important as their clinical skills, say medical leadersBMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k665 (Published 09 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k665
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
The way doctors treat their peers is as important as their clinical skills, medical leaders have said.
Speaking at a conference on tackling undermining behaviour and bullying in the NHS held on 8 February, Henrietta Hughes, the national “freedom to speak up” guardian, said that doctors should be judged on both their competence and their conduct.
As national guardian, Hughes leads a network of guardians throughout the NHS. Staff can approach these guardians when they want to raise …