Discrimination, bullying, fatigue and other work problems.
Created Tuesday, March 20, 2018, R Muirhead
How to address bullying and harassment at work. BMA October 2017. ( Last updated: 11 September 2018 ). Anthea Mowat at her best!
Promoting dignity at work. BMA October 2017.
Bullying and harassment research review v7 WEB. Click to download PDF. BMA Oct 2017
Anaesthesia: A national survey of the effects of fatigue on trainees in anaesthesia in the UK. Published 5th July 2017.
Standing together against sexual harassment. BMA Blog, Hannah Barham-Brown, 22 Dec 2017.
Junior doctors take trust to court for denying them breaks every four hours BMJ 2018;360:k852, published 21 February 2018
Bullying: no longer acceptable in a noble profession. BMA Last updated: 14 February 2018. Anthea again!
Urgent action is needed to manage doctors’ fatigue, says BMA BMJ 2018;360:k127
RCoA ARIES Talk: Fatigue and the Anaesthetist by Mike Farquhar YouTube video
Fatigue and sleep deprivation BMA Last updated: 15 March 2018
The fight against fatigue steps up a gear - Last updated: 16 March 2018
SAS doctors continue to suffer from bullying Amit Kochhar BMA interview.
Hospital boss bans employees from telling patients trust is short-staffed The Telegraph 26/04/2018
BMA statement on RCP junior doctors recruitment error 06 May 2018
Getting rostering right for doctors BMA updated: 22 May 2018
Welsh hospitals to get official fatigue charter Doctors.net 21/06/2018
Blog spot – should consultants be excused night shifts once they’re 50? BMA Last updated: 26 June 2018. This affects SAS doctors too - we will be asked to vote on this!
Warning on medical burnout Doctors.net 23/07/2018
A third of consultants are bullied, says survey BMA Last updated: 02 August 2018. It's not just us! Read the full survey results here.
Burnout linked to suboptimal patient care, study finds BMJ 2018; 362 (Published 04 September 2018),
Early retirement surge in hospitals Doctors.net 05/09/2018
More hospital doctors are opting to retire early BMJ 2018;362:k3744
Ending the silence - bullying and harassment BMA Last updated: 17 September 2018
Blame culture and safety fears on the rise, finds survey BMA Last updated: 19 September 2018
Poor morale and fear of error blighting medicine – BMA Doctors.net 20/09/2018
Survey of UK doctors highlights blame culture within the NHS BMJ 2018;362:k4001 Published 20 September 2018
Call for bullying zero tolerance in medicine Doctors.net 21/09/2018
Pledge to improve mental health care support for doctors Doctors.net 24/09/2018
Wake-up call - BMA report on sleep deprivation BMA Last updated: 24 September 2018
The consultation: mind over matter - mental health issues for BME doctors BMA Last updated: 28 September 2018
Social media abuse blighting doctors’ mental health Doctors.net 05/10/2018
Making doctors better: personal resilience was never enough — systems must change BMJ 2018; 363:k4147 (Published 03 October 2018)
NHS promises support amid new burn-out warnings Doctors.net 08/10/2018
Your mental health - take part in our survey BMA Last updated: 09 October 2018
New warning on medical mental health Doctors.net 10/10/2018
To be fair - BMA president Dinesh Bhugra intereview BMA Last updated: 10 October 2018
BMA surveys doctors' mental health Last updated: 10 October 2018
NHS England extends support service for GPs to all doctors BMA Last updated: 11 October 2018
Tell me what's wrong - Henrietta Hughes, NHS national guardian. BMA Last updated: 12 October 2018
Stress, Stigma, and Doctors' Mental Health – 5 Questions for the Society of Occupational Medicine Siobhan Harris Medscape UK October 17, 2018
NHS bullying costing billions Doctors.net 25/10/2018 ( see also )
Bullying costs NHS £2.3bn, finds study BMA Last updated: 24 October 2018 ( see also )
The Financial Cost to the NHS of Bullying: 5 Questions Siobhan Harris, Medscape UK, October 24, 2018
Regulators ignored trainees over London hospital crisis Doctors.net 31/10/2018
Government promises crackdown on violence against NHS staff Doctors.net 31/10/2018
Govt Pledges Zero Tolerance on NHS Staff Assaults Peter Russell, Medscape News UK, October 31, 2018
How bullying takes its toll on medicine - report Doctors.net 31/10/2018
Bullying and harassment in the NHS: policy recommendations BMA Last updated: 31 October 2018
See also text of report.
Why junior doctors need more autonomy - a discussion on workplace bullying. BMJ 2018;363:k4525 01/11/2018
1 in 5 Doctors Say They Have Been Bullied in the Last Year Peter Russell, Medscape News UK, November 01, 2018
NHS needs #Metoo moment to stamp out sexual harassment, doctors' union says The Telegraph 1 November 2018
Bullying in the workplace: almost 40% of doctors think it is a problem, BMA finds Published 01 November 2018 BMJ 2018;363:k4637
New RCP code of conduct aims to challenge #MeToo behaviours Published 06 November 2018 BMJ 2018;363:k4678
Emma Vaux, vice president of the RCP and Simon Flemming, orthopedic registrar join us to talk about the new RCP code of conduct for doctors. See also RCP Code of Conduct
New code of conduct for physicians Doctors.net 07/11/2018
No blame campaign steps up Doctors.net 20/11/2018
Govt Gosport Response: Support for Whistleblowers Tim Locke, Medscape UK, November 21 2018
New whistle-blower safeguards promised Doctors.net 23/11/2018
Measures to support whistleblowers win backing BMA Last updated: 23 November 2018
Bullying prevalent amongst NHS senior ranks - report Doctors.net 28/11/2018
Burnout 'Threatens High Quality Training for Junior Doctors' Peter Russell, Medscape UK, December 03, 2018
Breaking point as doctors consider other options Doctors.net 05/12/2018
Fatigue and facilities charter BMA Last updated: 07 December 2018. Full report in resources
Whistleblower seeks to reopen case Doctors.net 14/12/2018
In place of fear - BMA Last updated: 17 December 2018
Medscape UK Doctors' Burnout & Lifestyle Survey 2018 slideshow. Tim Locke | December 18, 2018
Doubts over resilience interventions Englemed news, Wednesday December 19th, 2018
NHS Workload 'Increasing Risk of Patient Harm': CQC Peter Russell, Medscape News UK, December 19, 2018
Nearly a Third of UK Doctors Experience Burnout Tim Locke, Medscape News UK. December 22, 2018
How Low is the Glass Ceiling for Women Surgeons? Peter Russell, Medscape News UK, January 08, 2019
A woman’s place is in theatre: women’s perceptions and experiences of working in surgery from the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland women in surgery working group. Maria Irene Bellini1, Yitka Graham2,3, Catherine Hayes2, Roxanna Zakeri4, Rowan Parks5,6, Vassilios Papalois1,7
Consultants plan NHS exodus Doctors.net 10/01/2019
Pension rules force consultants to retire early BMA Last updated: 10 January 2019
Consultants Consider Early Retirement Due to Work Pressures Peter Russell, Medscape News UK, January 10, 2019
Brief history of burnout Published 27 December 2018, BMJ 2018;363:k5268
Thousands lodge exception reports – but is it under-reporting? Doctors.net 15/01/2019
Warning as race discrimination fears increase in NHS Doctors.net 17/01/2019
Career breaks and service posts lure stressed juniors Doctors.net 31/01/2019
Study begins into managing night shift fatigue Doctors.net 04/02/2019
New call for action on doctor breaks Doctors.net 07/02/2019
Give us a break BMJ Published 06 February 2019. BMJ 2019;364:l481
Campaign Launched to Give Doctors a Break Peter Russell, Medscape News UK, February 07, 2019
Bias against female doctors won’t end until evidence based interventions are mandatory BMJ Published 08 February 2019: BMJ 2019;364:l637
How UK Doctors' Lifestyle and Burnout Compares Internationally Tim Locke, Medscape News UK, February 14, 2019
Burnout affects fewer doctors in UK - but is more intense Doctors.net 18/02/2019
Provide doctors with rest spaces and on-call rooms, says mental health review Published 21 February 2019 BMJ 2019;364:l848
Bullying and sexual harassment 'endemic' in NHS hospitals The Guardian 24/02/2019
Taking exception. Exception reporting can be a force for change in the health service. BMA 12/03/2019
Medscape National ( USA ) Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report 2019
Whistleblowers: promises of protection are repeatedly broken, meeting hears Published 28 March 2019: BMJ 2019;364:l1482
Clare Gerada: Mandatory training needs a fundamental review Published 02 April 2019: BMJ 2019;365:l1406
External investigation into harassment claims BMA Last updated: 03 April 2019
BMA Launches Sexual Harassment Inquiry Nicky Broyd, Medscape News UK, April 03, 2019
Point break - recent BMA members survey ao stress BMA Last updated: 23 April 2019
Students and junior doctors facing high burnout risk - survey Doctors.net 23/04/2019
Campaign for a kinder NHS to tackle medical mental health problems Doctors.net 24/04/2019
Call for Muslim-friendly theatre policies Doctors.net 24/04/2019
Report Highlights Doctors' Mental Health Crisis Nicky Broyd, Medscape News UK, April 24, 2019
Doctors still see own mental health problems as sign of weakness, research finds Published 23 April 2019: BMJ 2019;365:l1861
Supporting the mental health of doctors and medical students BMA Last updated: 23 April 2019
Doctors 'injured' by NHS stress - RCP Doctors.net 25/04/2019
GP suicides: lack of support for female doctors Published 02 May 2019: BMJ 2019;365:l1908
GP suicides: LMCs call for action to reduce “appalling” numbers Published 20 March 2019: BMJ 2019;364:l1286
Bullying problem "understated" – summit hears Doctors.net 08/05/2019
Doctors intimidated at NHS Highland, finds review BMA Last updated: 10 May 2019
A winter’s tale - third RCP poll tells story of a service reliant on goodwill from a demoralised workforce. (Click "Notes to editors" for full results.) Royal College of Physicians 14 May 2019
Most hospital doctors experienced staff shortages last winter, says RCP Published 14 May 2019: BMJ 2019;365:l2206
Pressures bubble as doctors work above and beyond. Most physicians worked "above and beyond" over the last winter in the face of chronic staffing shortages, a survey has found. Doctors.net 15/05/2019
Doctors' binge response to stress Doctors.net 16/05/2019
Does occupational distress raise the risk of alcohol use, binge-eating, ill health and sleep problems among medical doctors? A UK cross-sectional study. BMJOpen May 15 2019.
How not to get bored mid-career Published 22 May 2019: BMJ 2019;365:l2274
Burn-out recognition will aid doctors Doctors.net 29/05/2019
I launched an anti-bullying campaign to change culture in healthcare Published 29 May 2019: BMJ 2019;365:l2325
Lawyer gets BMA sexism probe under way Doctors.net 19/06/2019
Staff speak of serious sexual harassment Doctors.net 20/06/2019
1 in 12 NHS Staff Experience Sexual Harassment at Work Nicky Broyd, Medscape News UK, June 20, 2019
Independent investigator outlines inquiry into sexual harassment allegations BMA Last updated: 21 June 2019
BMA council chair addresses inequality, discrimination and pay BMA Last updated: 24 June 2019
Doctors face "culture of threat and fear" Doctors.net 25/06/2019
How to fix doctors’ rotas Published 27 June 2019: BMJ 2019;365:l4367
Survey reveals continuing rota gap problem Doctors.net 09/07/2019.
Clare Gerada: Doctors’ mental health and stigma—the tide is turning Published 16 July 2019: BMJ 2019;366:l4583
Inspectors apologise to paediatrician over whistleblowing A paediatrician is to get an apology from the Care Quality Commission for its handling of his attempts to blow the whistle on the death of a child. Doctors.net 25/07/2019
Burnout in healthcare: the case for organisational change Published 30 July 2019: BMJ 2019;366:l4774
The pressure to cope Alastair Watt’s death raised serious questions about how the NHS looks after it doctors when they return to work after illness. Robert Wrate finds parallels with his own research into an NHS culture where doctors soldier on in all circumstances, even though the service is not resourced to meet demand. BMA Last updated: 09 August 2019
Do You Work in a 'Diva Subculture'? Nicky Broyd, Medscape News UK, August 14, 2019
Support might prevent medicine's divas and faction-fighters - report Doctors.net 14/08/2019
Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff Published 27 August 2019: BMJ 2019;366:l5231
Almost half of consultant anaesthetists have had a car accident or near miss on their commute home because of fatigue BMJ Published 03 September 2019: BMJ 2019;366:l5341
Culture of fear afflicts NHS - BMA Doctors.net 13/09/2019.
The NHS is now suffering a "persistent culture of fear" as staff shortages and growing pressures create a toxic combination, the British Medical Association says.
Inequality is a preventable disease within our profession Chaand Nagpaul, BMA, 24 Sep 2019
Allowing more doctors to work less than full time could reduce burnout, says royal college Published 27 September 2019: BMJ 2019;366:l5778
New evidence of doctors on edge of burn-out Doctors.net 30/09/2019
Burnout and work–life balance: getting personal Clare Bostock, © 2019 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
New Insights Into Sexual Harassment at Work: Medscape UK Doctors' Survey Tim Locke, Medscape News UK: October 1, 2019
Sexual Harassment of UK Doctors: Report 2019 Tim Locke, Dr Rob Hicks, Medscape News UK: October 1, 2019
Call for action on doctor mental welfare Doctors face multiple threats to their mental welfare with little or no workplace support, according to a major report published today. Doctors.net 10/10/2019
Pressure points. A new study highlights the risk factors to doctors’ mental health, as the BMA introduces a charter to help employers ease pressure on the profession. BMA, Last updated: 10 October 2019
NHS bosses must tackle mental health crisis among doctors, says BMA BMJ 2019; Published 10 October 2019: BMJ 2019;367:l5974
Report into sexism at the BMA published BMA 17 October 2019
Independent investigation into sexism and sexual harassment at the BMA. BMA 17 October 2019
Daphne Romney's report - sexism. Alongside the findings, Daphne Romney makes 31 recommendations.
Doctor burnout helpline goes national Doctors.net 21/10/2019
Mental Health Helpline for Doctors and Dentists More than 180,000 doctors and dentists in England can now access round-the-clock confidential advice to support mental wellbeing. Peter Russell, Medscape News UK, October 22, 2019
Stress undermining retention, says GMC BMA Last updated: 24 October 2019. See GMC report !
The state of medical education and practice in the UK: the workforce report 2019. GMC October 2019.
Sexism and sexual harassment at the BMA Jane Dacre, professor of medical education. BMJ 2019; Published 25 October 2019: BMJ 2019;367:l6200
Gender bias is sadly not a thing of the past BMA Blog spot: Last updated: 01 November 2019
Conference aims to tackle medical gender inequality Doctors.net 01/11/2019
Physician suicides now a priority – doctor group Doctors.net 05/11/2019
Gender inequality: call to focus on listening BMA: Last updated: 06 November 2019
Don’t accept racist abuse, Hancock tells NHS staff BMJ Published 07 November 2019: BMJ 2019;367:l6425
Doctors’ wellbeing: GMC promises action BMJ Published 15 November 2019: BMJ 2019;367:l6484
Time for rest, food and rota standards – GMC report Hospitals should be required to meet fixed standards for doctor food and rest facilities, according to the findings of a major review published today. Doctors.net 15/11/2019
Doctors’ wellbeing: a call to action BMA blog Sarah Louise Hallett 21 Nov 2019
Alarm at new evidence of doctor burnout More than 40% of trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology may be suffering from "burnout" – and this is affecting their practice, according to a major new analysis. Doctors.net 26/11/2019.
Burnout, well-being and defensive medical practice among obstetricians and gynaecologists in the UK: cross-sectional survey study. BMA Online issue publication November 25, 2019
Suicide in anaesthetists: five minutes with . . . Samantha Shinde BMJ 2019 Published 02 December 2019: BMJ 2019;367:l6781
Guidelines on suicide amongst anaesthetists 2019 Anaesthesia Nov 2019
Supporting disabled doctors and medical students BMA Last updated: 03 December 2019
Doctors at West Suffolk hospital 'too scared' to report safety issues Guardian Wed 11 Dec 2019
How doctors seek flexible working to avoid burnout Doctors.net 18/12/2019
Make medical training more flexible to accommodate doctors’ changing needs, says GMC BMJ 2019; Published 18 December 2019: BMJ 2019;367:l7021
SAS doctors: bullied and burnt out BMA Last updated: 09 January 2020
Breaking the burnout cycle. Keeping doctors and patients safe Medical Protection Society September 2019
Caring for doctors - Caring for patients © 2019 General Medical Council. Published November 2019
Belittling, rudeness – the experience of SAS and LE doctors Doctors.net 09/01/2020
Rude behaviour towards SAS doctors is unacceptable, says GMC BMJ 2020; Published 09 January 2020: BMJ 2020;368:m84
Doctor burnout and compassion fatigue rising, survey suggests Doctors.net 28/01/2020
Resilience, burnout and coping mechanisms in UK doctors: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 28/01/2020
Who are SAS doctors anyway? Dr Joanne Younge, Associate Specialist and SAS Lead in Northern Ireland. Doctors.net Opinion Blog
Are BAME Doctors Treated Unfairly? Siobhan Harris, Medscape UK, January 29, 2020
NHS hospitals bring in sleep pods to help tired staff take a break. Pods have been installed or are being trialled by a dozen hospitals in England. The Guardian 03/02/2020.
Urgent inquiry is ordered into trust that subjected doctors to “witch hunt” to identify whistleblower BMJ 2020; Published 30 January 2020: BMJ 2020;368:m366
Racism in medicine BMJ 12/02/2020
Pregnant doctors among bullying victims in "worst winter" Doctors.net 13/02/2020
Undermined and overlooked: SAS doctors respond to survey BMA Last updated: 14 February 2020
Alarm as harassment levels increase Doctors.net 19/02/2020
How to achieve a healthy work-life balance BMJ Learning Last updated: 28 Feb 2020
Coroner to ask GMC to check vulnerability of doctors it investigates BMJ 2020; Published 02 March 2020: BMJ 2020;368:m835
Pressure grows on hospital over whistleblowing Doctors.net 09/03/2020
Unfairness laid bare – exclusive dress codes BMA Last updated: 12 March 2020
One step forward... the maze ethnic minority doctors must traverse BMA Last updated: 12 March 2020
Don’t panic: five minutes with . . . Kai Zacharowski The president of the European Society of Anaesthesiology advises doctors on getting through the covid-19 pandemic. BMJ 2020; 368 Published 17 March 2020: BMJ 2020;368:m1092
UK COVID-19 Daily: 'Doctors Gagged Over PPE Shortages' Tim Locke, Medscape News UK, March 31, 2020
Coronavirus: NHS doctors ‘gagged’ over protective equipment shortages. The Independent, 31/03/2020
Gagging row raises temperature on mask shortages NHS managers are seeking to prevent doctors from speaking out about protective equipment shortages, it has been alleged. Doctors.net 01/04/2020
Almost half of UK doctors suffering from burnout, depression or anxiety, BMA survey reveals, by BMA media team. Press release from the BMA. Published: Sunday 19 April 2020
Hancock: Staff should be free to speak out over coronavirus concerns By Matt Discombe, Health Service Journal, 21 April 2020
Covid-19: doctors are warned not to go public about PPE shortages BMJ 2020; Published 21 April 2020: BMJ 2020;369:m1592
Clare Gerada: Understanding burnout BMJ 2020; Published 28 April 2020: BMJ 2020;369:m1595
Tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce Royal College of Physicians, 24 April 2020
Broken and exhausted The BMA has conducted the largest survey of frontline doctors during the COVID-19 crisis thus far – with more than 16,000 respondents. Peter Blackburn (BMA) reports what the findings tell us about the effect of the crisis on workload, staff wellbeing and patient care. Published: Tuesday 12 May 2020.
Anger as doctors "gagged" over PPE Doctors.net 15/05/2020
Childcare support for doctors must improve. Doctors have been unable to work because they cannot find sufficient childcare, says BMA representative body chair Helena McKeown. BMA. Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020.
Doctors bear mental brunt as UK eases lockdown Doctors.net 21/05/2020
Medscape UK Ethics Report 2020: Money, Romance, and Patients. Tim Locke, Medscape UK May 26, 2020.
Struggle and strain. COVID-19 has placed doctors under unimaginable pressure, with many reporting heightened stress, finds a BMA survey. Tim Tonkin reports from the front line. Published: Monday 1 June 2020.
PM urged to publish uncensored NHS black lives report Doctors.net 12/06/2020.
Pressure grows for full BAME report publication RCPE has joined calls for urgent publication of proposals to protect doctors from ethnic minorities from the threat posed by COVID-19.
SARS tells us covid will have serious psychological impact on staff. By Valerie Amies, Clive Martinez, Health Service Journal, 17 June 2020.
BAME doctors still wait for risk assessments Many doctors have still not had the COVID-19 risk assessments promised to those from ethnic minority backgrounds, according to survey findings published today. Doctors.net 22/06/2020.
BAME doctors being placed at risk due to lack of Covid-19 risk assessments, BMA survey reveals BMA media team. BMA published: Monday 22 June 2020.
Survey of doctors reveals high levels of exhaustion, stress and little confidence to manage the huge backlog of missed patient care BMA media team published: Sunday 21 June 2020
Unite to combat the “toxic” discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ staff and patients. By Layla McCay, Health Service Journal, 26 June 2020
Call for new mental health support for NHS staff Doctors.net 29/06/2020
‘Doctors can look after patients only if the system looks after them’ – BMA responds to Labour mental health package. BMA media team. Published: Monday 29 June 2020
There should be a public inquiry into BME staff wellbeing in the NHS. Narinder Kapur, Health Service Journal, 29 June 2020
Enough empty words: four actions the NHS must take to tackle racism. By Professor Partha Kar, Health Service Journal, 1 July 2020
Psychiatry challenged over racial bias A medical student has told how she has abandoned her plan of becoming a psychiatrist because of the profession's failure to tackle racial bias. Doctors.net 01/07/2020
Protected but cut off Some doctors have been 'shielded' from COVID-19 but the isolation that comes with it has left many feeling anxious and guilty. Achuthan Sajayan, BMA, published: Friday 3 July 2020
Psychiatrists urge royal college to tackle racism BMJ 2020 Published 03 July 2020: BMJ 2020;370:m2657
'A slave master situation': the lived experiences of NHS BAME staff By Shilpa Ross, Health service Journal, 7 July 2020
COVID on our minds – the pandemic has placed even more strain on mental health services The pandemic is likely to have a severe impact on mental health, in a country where services could barely cope before it. Jennifer Trueland, BMA: published: Monday 6 July 2020
Gynaecologists launch race equality project Doctors.net 16/07/2020