As a part of our programme of work to raise awareness of workplace bullying and harassment within the NHS, we want to improve the support that doctors receive.
We provide a number of services to help and advise doctors who are experiencing bullying at work but also to those who may have witnessed examples of bullying and wish to raise concerns.
Find out more about the services and resources available.
BMA employment advisers
We support BMA members in a variety of ways. Often the first port of call is to contact our expert team of employment advisers who can ask the right questions to determine the correct route for your concerns.
Find out how we help members
Listen to a senior employment adviser talk about the support we can give
Wellbeing support services
Our Counselling service is staffed by professional telephone counsellors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Peer support service runs alongside Counselling giving doctors and medical students in distress or difficulty the choice of speaking in confidence to another doctor. It's confidential peer support with an emotional focus.
Find out more about our services
How to address bullying and harassment at work
We have produced practical guidance on what constitutes bullying and harassment, what to do if you are being bullied and what to do if you witness it. You can also find specific advice on sexual harassment.
Read the guidance
BMJ e-learning modules
Preventing bullying and harassment
Assertiveness in the workplace
The art of effective feedback
Understanding resilience in the workplace
Dealing with conflict
Bullying and harassment posters
We have designed two posters to display in your workplace.
One highlights the issues, the extent of the problem and what the BMA is doing about bullying and harassment.
Download the poster
One highlights the sources of support available to BMA members.
Download the poster
Stand against bullying campaign
News, blogs and personal stories
We know how it feels. Read our collection of blogs and personal stories.
In place of fear
Ending the silence
Taking a collective stand against bullying and harassment
Bullying doesn't have to be part of the medical culture
He speaks to everyone like that
Respect where it's due
I prayed a truck would flatten my car - a junior doctors bullying experience
Let's stand together against sexual harassment