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Tacking Undermining and Bullying in the NHS Forum

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10 Aug 2018

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s (RCSEd) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are pleased to invite leading healthcare professionals to attend a one-day forum at RCSEd’s headquarters in Edinburgh on 24 September 2018 focused on developing practical solutions to the problem of bullying and undermining in the workforce.

Continuing the work of the College’s #LetsRemoveIt campaign against bullying and undermining behaviour, this one-day event will consist of lectures from a wide range of spokespeople from across medical specialties and health organisations. It will examine why bullying is so prevalent particularly in the medical profession, exploring why team-based safety reviews matter and will aim to develop practical solutions for tackling the problem.

The afternoon session will consist of workshops to explore conflict and resolution skills in clinical practice, skills to identify bullying behaviour, and solutions of what to do about it.

Commenting on this forthcoming event, Urology Surgical Trainee and Chair of the RCSEd Anti-bullying #LetsRemoveIt Campaign Group Miss Alice Hartley said:

“This forum will present delegates an opportunity to hear from healthcare leaders who have successfully managed situations in which undermining and bullying behaviour has been a concern. We hope that this meeting will provide a sense of community and equip delegates with strategies that they can try in their own workplaces.”

Key speakers include:

  • Sir Robert Francis QC
  • Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
  • Dr Anthea Mowat, Chair of the BMA Representative Body
  • Mr John Donnelly, Head of Integrity, UK Sport
  • Dr Chris Turner, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Lead for Civility Saves Lives Project
  • Mr Manoj Kumar, Consultant Surgeon at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and National Clinical Lead for the Scottish Mortality & Morbidity Program
  • Dr John Hanley, Director of Medical Education, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Trust
  • Mr Malcolm Wright, CEO of NHS Grampian and Churchill Fellow 2017
  • Dr Alison Wright, VP Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

If you are interested in hearing from about this event, download the programme below or contact our Policy and Public Affairs team at birmingham@rcsed.ac.uk


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