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RCN Endorses College's Anti-Bullying Campaign


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17 Aug 2018

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is pleased to announce that the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has endorsed the College's #LetsRemoveIt campaign to tackle undermining and bullying in healthcare.

RCSEd President Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones said:

“Bullying and undermining affect all parts of the NHS workforce regardless of grade, seniority and experience. Around a quarter of all NHS workers experienced harassment, bullying or abuse from staff in the last 12 months, so change will only come through collaborative and co-ordinated action.

“We are delighted that the RCN have endorsed our campaign, and look forward to working with them over the coming months.”

Dame Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing Policy and Practice at the Royal College of Nursing said:

“Bullying and harassment not only have a corrosive effect on the morale of individual staff, but directly impact safe and effective patient care. Working as a team is one of the most important aspects of ensuring the best outcome for patients. Any behaviour that undermines or compromises this must not be tolerated.

“The Royal College of Nursing is pleased to endorse the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s campaign and do our part to stamp out bullying for good.”

Visit the College's #LetsRemoveIt Anti-bullying Campaign webpages.


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