Resources to Help Change the Culture


Print out a poster. We have posters made to put up in the workplace. These are available to download in portrait or landscape.

Email Signature

Add the #LetsRemoveIt advert to your email signature, linking to the campaign page.


Present at your hospital. We want you to spread the word that disruptive behaviour is not acceptable. We have two presentations available; a ten minute and a thirty minute version for you to present at grand rounds or departmental meetings in your own hospitals. Guidance notes are attached at the end of each slide.

Online e-module

This e-module guides you through the facts, identifies the problem and suggests ways of managing our own behaviour in order to change the surgical culture. CPD accredited. RCSEd online account holders can access the e-module by logging in with your RCSEd account here. Non-RCSEd online account holders will first need to register to create an online RCSEd account here. Once you have registered, you can then log in to complete the e-module with your new RCSEd account here.

Professional development course

We are currently developing a bespoke course designed for surgeons and dentists, showing us how to get the best out of our professional relationships. To register your interest in this course please email 

Schwartz rounds

Ask your organisation if you can set up a monthly Schwartz round.  These are group meetings for all staff where the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare are discussed.  For more information and to find out how to register please contact the Point of Care Foundation.

Tackling Undermining and Bullying in the NHS Event, 8 February 2018, Birmingham

A one-day event was held in Birmingham with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to focus on developing practical solutions to problems around bullying and undermining. The presentations from the event are available in the following list:

Reviewing of Resources

To ensure the accuracy and relevance of these resources, the content is analysed and reviewed on a monthly basis, with RCSEd updating and amending the documentation as required. 

Statement of Intent

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is committed to ensuring the independence and integrity of our content, products, and services. We strive to be transparent about any interests that our users, customers, and partners might want to know about.

As #letsremoveit is an integral part of the College’s core work to improve patient outcomes and surgical standards, care has been taken to ensure there are no personal or professional conflicts of interests. Our work has been devised by our fellows, members, members of staff using their own personal time and expertise, and resources remain freely accessible. All activities have been funded solely by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

We will ensure that #letsremoveit continues to operate on this basis

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