It was reported in the Huffington Post in January 2012 that the recruitment company, ‘Monster’, carried out a survey, questioning 16,517 workers in 53 countries. The survey revealed that 25% of British people said their work performance was adversely affected because of bullying. A study by Staffordshire University Business School found that about 14 million British workers suffered bullying. Bullying occurs in all walks of life, including amongst our doctors. GP online found that 1 in 8 of our trainee doctors suffer bullying. http://m.gponline.com/article/1223874/one-eight-trainee-doctors-bullied-report-finds If bullying affects work performance, these trainee doctors are not therefore working to their best. Surely the British people want the very best in health care which means that doctors, when they come out of training, need to be performing to their very best. 1 in 8 of our doctors could therefore be doing better because of their mistreatment. Surely this is a strong enough argument in itself to make bullying illegal as we all need to have access to healthcare at some point in our lives. Do you agree?
Support the campaign to introduce legislation to protect workers against workplace bullying in the UK