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New online toolkit to tackle bullying

28 November, 2014

New online toolkit to tackle bullying

The RCM and RCOG have teamed up to create a web-based toolkit to try to eradicate bullying and undermining behaviour in the work place.

Launched today (28 November), the toolkit is a free comprehensive resource providing advice on what to do if someone is experiencing bullying or undermining behaviour. It also gives advice on how to prevent it within the department or workplace.

The resource links to information and further resources and is divided into sections that can all be accessed and used independently.

The content also provides information about successful workshops that have been run in maternity departments and by deaneries to help raise awareness and promote changes in behaviour.

Commenting on the joint toolkit, RCM chief executive Cathy Warwick said: ‘There is a real need to ensure that inappropriate behaviours within the NHS are addressed quickly, efficiently and in the right way. Ideally they would not happen in the first place and this toolkit can help to stop it occurring.

‘Also, bullying and undermining behaviour not only affects the individual concerned, it can also have an impact on their ability to deliver the best possible care to people using NHS services. This is why this toolkit is so important and we hope that trusts will use it, so that behaviours such as this are prevented or stopped, allowing staff to concentrate their energies on providing care.

The new toolkit can be found here.

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