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#LetsRemoveIt Campaign Nominated for Health Service Journal Award


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05 Sep 2018

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s (RCSEd) #LetsRemoveIt campaign has been nominated for a prestigious Health Service Journal award, the latest recognition for the highly regarded project developed following concerning data emerging from both the GMC National Training Survey and the College's own membership survey.

These surveys demonstrated that up to 40% of surgeons at all stages of their career were being subjected to bullying behaviour. The #LetsRemoveIt campaign was launched in direct response in June 2017.

Since the launch of the campaign, the College has undertaken and implemented activities to help address and lead cultural change across all healthcare professions, including offering online a range of resources and materials, including presentations that have been given at hospitals throughout the UK.

The College is mindful that we cannot achieve change alone and has been working in partnership with key partners including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Nurses, to develop and host workshops and forums.

Campaign Leader and Urology Trainee Ms Alice Hartley said

“It is a real accolade for the team to be shortlisted for this award. We have been working really hard to foster a change of culture and not only implement but also share examples of strategies that can be used to tackle undermining and bullying behaviour. We feel honoured to be recognised for this work and look forward to showcasing our experience to the judging panel.”

Winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 21 November. The #LetsRemoveIt campaign is nominated in the ‘Creating A Supportive Staff Culture’ category.

The nomination follows similar recognition from the British Medical Journal, who nominated #LetsRemoveIt for an award at their May ceremony.

RCSEd’s campaign is endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing, The Association of Surgons in Training, The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association and The Point of Care Foundation. For more information on how Bullying harms both patients and the profession, as well as for advice on how the project can help you, visit our website.

 

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