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An end to bullying: five minutes with Alice Hartley

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 06 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1035
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The urology trainee talks to Abi Rimmer about the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s anti-bullying campaign

“In 2014 the General Medical Council’s trainee survey highlighted that surgery was one of the worst specialties in terms of bullying. The Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh formed a working group to look at how prevalent it was.

“The college realised that bullying extended beyond trainees: it was a problem for staff grade doctors and consultants as well. Then, in 2015, the college’s membership survey found that almost 40% of …

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