ONE in five NHS workers in the North-East claim to have been bullied by colleagues while almost half reported they have witnessed bullying in the last six months, according to a new survey.
Managers were the worst offenders, with increasing workloads and the workplace culture contributory factors, the study published in the online journal BMJ Open said.
Almost 3,000 NHS staff who work in a range of roles at seven trusts across the North-East answered a questionnaire for the study by Professor Jan Illing of Durham University.
The most common complaints were: unmanageable workloads, withholding key information, public humiliation, being deliberately ignored, being shouted at or the target of an angry outburst.
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