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Orthopaedic trainees launch anti-bullying programme

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 26 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j398
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

A programme to tackle a culture of bullying, undermining behaviour, and harassment in trauma and orthopaedic surgery has been launched by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association and the British Orthopaedic Association.

The #HammeritOut initiative, launched earlier this month (, is supported by several organisations, including the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Royal College of Surgeons. The initiative aims to create a “positive workplace culture” in trauma and orthopaedics.

Simon Fleming, president of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association, said that the …

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