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Wellbeing support and information

The RCOphth believes that everyone should be treated with respect, supported and encouraged to do their best.  NHS staff, at all levels, should work in an environment and culture of learning and improving to maintain high standards of patient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey showed that 19 per cent of staff have experienced bullying or harassment in the last year from colleagues and 13 per cent of staff experienced bullying or harassment in the last year from their manager.

Disruptive behaviour has an impact upon patient safety and does not align with the General Medical Council’s Good Medical Practice guidance or the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Practice 2015.

Bullying, undermining and abuse also drains limited NHS resources, and is estimated to cost the NHS in England at least £2.3bn a year in sickness absence, employee turnover, productivity and employment relations.

Below are some further links to support and advice.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/bullying-at-work/

https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/anti-bullying-and-undermining-campaign

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

https://www.aomrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Creating_supportive_environments_280916-2.pdf

https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/media/417910/antibullying-3april2019-002.pdf