Bullying & Undermining: Causes, solutions and how to spot it

Wednesday 20 July 2022

7:30 PM

About this webinar

Bullying and undermining can impact healthcare professionals' physical and emotional wellbeing and remain an issue within the NHS and the healthcare sector.

The 2021 NHS Staff Survey for England reported that almost 19% of NHS staff experienced at least one incident of harassment, bullying or abuse from their colleagues and around 12% from their manager in the last year.

This webinar will cover:

  • Definition of bullying and undermining and what signs to look out for
  • An overview of the quantitative and qualitative data in relation to bullying and undermining behaviours
  • Practical solutions to deal with bullying in the workplace
  • Available resources for the healthcare professionals who have observed bullying or who have been victimised themselves.

There will be an opportunity to discuss these issues in a safe space. 

This webinar is open to all healthcare professionals.

Please note registrations will close at 12pm on Wednesday 20 July. 



Mr David Riding
RCSEd anti-bullying group

David Riding is a specialty registrar in vascular surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary, having just completed his postgraduate training. He was a Chair of the Trainees’ Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and continues to sit on the college’s anti-bullying group. The group developed a range of online resources to support its ‘#Let’sRemoveIt’ campaign and coordinated a national multi-organisation alliance against oppressive behaviour. The anti-bullying group was also nominated for BMJ and HSJ awards.

David has represented the College to NHS Employers, the GMC, the BMA, the Royal College of Nursing, and the UK Parliament at the House of Lords, amongst others. He has also taught widely how to manage these behaviours in surgical departments.


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This programme has been supported by grant funding from the Covid-19 Healthcare Support Appeal.