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Bullying in the workplace: almost 40% of doctors think it is a problem, BMA finds

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4637 (Published 01 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4637
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Over a third of doctors think that bullying, undermining, or harassment is a problem at their main place of work, which some say seriously affects their personal and working lives, a BMA survey has found.1

In the survey of 7887 UK doctors 10% said that there was “often” a problem with bullying, undermining, or harassment in their workplace, and 29% thought that these were an issue “sometimes.”

Over two thirds (65%) of respondents said that pressure of work was the main cause of bullying, and over half (58%) thought that it was difficult to …

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