On Thursday 1 November 2018, the BMA hosted a one-day conference on bullying and harassment at BMA House.
The BMA presented the findings and recommendations which emerged from the BMA's bullying and harassment project over the past two years.
About the event
The full programme for the day can be found here. A range of issues were addressed including:
- The impact on patient care of bullying, harassment and incivility at work
- Improving relationships across hierarchies and between staff groups
- The role of leaders in creating a supportive and compassionate culture
Interactive forum theatre led by Performing Medicine explored when behaviour becomes bullying or harassment and how to respond.
The day finished with a panel session which included representatives from the GMC, NHS Social Partnership Forum, CQC and Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Highlights from the symposium
Chaand Nagpaul, Anthea Mowat and Henrietta Hughes
Presentation slides - Findings from the BMA bullying and harassment project
Presentation slides - The importance of speaking up and how guardians can help
Madeline Carter, Neil Thompson and Caroline Elton
Presentation slides: Why do we fail, and what can we do
Presentation slides: Recognising the needs of doctors
Chris Turner and Jocelyn Cornwall
Presentation slides: Understanding the impact of incivility on colleagues, patient care and safety
Presentation slides - Sharing experiences of providing healthcare and strengthening relationships
Presentation slides: The role of leaders in creating a compassionate and supportive culture