Personal accounts of discrimination, bullying and sexual
The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) contracted an independent agency
to hear from people who had been exposed to discrimination,
bullying and/or sexual harassment, who were willing to share their
experiences but who did not want to make a formal complaint.
The confidential pathway enabled individuals to share their
experiences, so the EAG could better understand the problem and can
recommend ways to stop it.
Individuals - identified or confidentially - could tell their
story by phone, Skype or face-to-face interview with a qualified
and independent researcher, or completed an online questionnaire,
which is now closed.
A report of this research identified systemic issues within the
practice and culture of surgery that contributed to discrimination,
bullying and sexual harassment.
A report of
this research (PDF 923KB) is now published.
If you are a College Fellow, Trainee or International Medical
Graduate seeking support, you can access the Surgeon Support
making a complaint directly to the College.