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Teach junior doctors how to combat bullying, say surgeons

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2771 (Published 07 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2771
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}bmj.com

Junior doctors in foundation training should receive compulsory training on how to challenge bullying behaviour, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) has said.

As part its #LetsRemoveIt campaign against bullying and undermining, the college called on deaneries, Health Education England, and NHS Education for Scotland to introduce relevant compulsory training for foundation year doctors. This training would embed culture change, the college said, to “encourage people to challenge poor behaviour and …

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