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Bullying in NHS Highland: five minutes with . . . Iain Kennedy

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 20 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2277
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The Inverness GP talks to Abi Rimmer about blowing the whistle about bullying in NHS Highland

“I was a board member at NHS Highland between 2011 and 2014 and during that time I saw what I thought were clear examples of a bullying culture. In 2017 I found out that I was one of a group of five senior people who had also been victims of bullying. We met up and shared our stories and went from feeling isolated to feeling like there was a common problem.

“Eventually a number of us decided that enough was enough and we needed to act. We wanted to protect others and we were concerned that bullying would occur elsewhere.

“In August last year …

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