DAUK joins anti-bullying alliance to eradicate bullying and undermining in the NHS

The Doctors’ Association UK is proud to stand alongside the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and 23 other organisations in an alliance to eradicate workplace bullying.

We recognise that workplace bullying not only affects healthcare staff but also has a negative impact on patient care. The alliance seeks to bring together best practice, share ideas and raise awareness of the seriousness of this problem in our NHS. DAUK, alongside our partner organisations in the alliance recognise that no single organisation will be able to achieve wholescale change. By working together, we can bring about the culture change and leadership which is required.

DAUK’s Vice-Chair Dr Rinesh Parmar said “DAUK has been campaigning for the recognition of workplace shortages in the NHS. Part of the solution to remedy this is retaining highly trained and committed individuals who are driven away by bullying and undermining.”

We feel that the aims of the alliance of eliminating bullying and undermining, work hand in hand with our Learn Not Blame campaign. Our mission to promote a just culture in the NHS requires that everyone feels able to speak up, something which is only possible in the absence of bullying and undermining.

Read the alliance booklet here