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The BMJ – An epidemic of sexual assault: How the NHS can better protect staff and patients (opens in a new tab/window)

An investigation by The BMJ and the Guardian revealed “shocking” levels of sexual assault and harassment in the NHS, with more than 35,000 cases of rape, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and abusive remarks recorded between 2017 and 2022. […] With no NHS-wide guidance on how to record incidents, reporting systems varied across trusts so the true scale of the problem is unknown. Campaigners and survivors say victims do not feel able to report and are not always supported when they do. So what can trusts do and how can the problem be better managed?

The BMJ – Rapid response to: Sexual assault and harassment in medicine: we need actions not words (opens in a new tab/window)

Thank you for your article which highlights the continuing endemic issue of sexism and harassment in medicine. For years we have all heard about the MeToo campaign, with professions opening up and telling their stories of gendered abuse and sexism, from the media and film communities right up to our current governing bodies. However medicine and more broadly the healthcare community have been slower to take action.

British Journal of General Practice – Surviving in scrubs: sexism, sexual harassment, and assault in the primary care workforce (opens in a new tab/window)

In the UK, in response to the #MeToo movement, multiple industries have been opening up and discussing sexism and sexual abuse. In recent years attention has been drawn to the film, legal, charitable, and government sectors as employees have disclosed their experiences.

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