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RSCEd Response to Chair of GMC Comments On Bullying

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03 Apr 2019

Chair of General Medical Council (GMC), Dame Clare Marx said 'bullying of doctors by senior colleagues is a problem which could effect patient care" as a new initiative is launched in a bid to tackle these issues.  

Professor Mike Griffin OBE, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh responded by saying:

“The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh appreciates the important statement the GMC are making with today’s announcement. Put simply given their damaging impact on patient care, bullying, undermining and harassment have no place in the modern NHS. 

“It is clear that the size and scale of workforce bullying in the NHS requires long term and co-ordinated action at every level. We have been delighted to work with the GMC to develop this module and are grateful for their proactive approach to working with doctors to tackle this issue”


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd (www.rcsed.ac.uk) was first incorporated in as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with memberships approaching 25,000 over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its examinations, and is also increasingly involved in the provision of surgical training and education, offering the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. RCSEd’s commercial enterprises offer conferencing and event facilities at The Playfair Building, Symposium Hall and Quincentenary Hall, and runs the Ten Hill Place Hotel.

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