Discrimination and harassment

We offer a range of guidance, support and information about discrimination and harassment issues in the medical profession.

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We support all doctors

Find out what the BMA is doing to support equality, diversity and inclusion: internally and for the medical profession.

Our work

Bullying and harassment

Impact of bullying and harassment

Findings from a review of recent research on the impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace and the medical profession

Promoting a positive working environment

What individual doctors can do to improve behaviour in the working environment, how to address poor behaviour and what support is available for doctors who may be under pressure.

Bullying and harassment support resources

If you are affected by bullying or harassment, the BMA has a range of resources and support services that can help you.

Bullying and harassment report: Policy, research and recommendations

BMA policy recommendations on how to reduce bullying and harassment and create a more positive culture in the NHS and medical profession.


Discrimination advice for doctors

Guidance on what discrimination is, what to do if you are being discriminated against, and how to make a complaint.

Are you a good employer?

If you hold a managerial role or employ staff, it is important to know how to deal effectively with equality and diversity issues.

Race inequalities and ethnic disparities in healthcare

Read our analysis of the CRED Race report - and how racial inequalities in healthcare need to be acknowledged to build a fairer future for patients and healthcare workers.

Homophobic discrimination

LGBT equality in the workplace

The BMA and GLADD (The Association of LGBT Doctors and Dentists) highlight the experiences of LGBT doctors in the NHS and the medical profession.

Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment at work

We define sexual harassment, legal protections against it in the workplace, and the impact it has on doctors and medical students.

Racial harassment in medical schools

Racial harassment guidance for medical students

What to do if you witness or experience racial harassment at medical school

Racial harassment charter for medical schools

Learn how to implement the BMA charter against racial harassment in your medical school