Our Staff Deserve Respect Campaign

As a member of staff you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect whilst at work, the right to work in safe and healthy conditions, not to be threatened or subject to inappropriate or offensive language and not to be discriminated against.

Newcastle Hospitals is committed to;

  • creating a culture where all staff, are treated appropriately

  • providing a working environment which is free from harassment, intimidation, bullying or victimisation and

  • supporting and encouraging our staff to raise concerns when issues arise

What to do if you think you are being bullied at work

If you find yourself being bullied, it is important you take steps to remedy the situation.

Share your experience - Talk to someone you trust to get a, fresh perspective and support. It is important not to let yourself feel isolated by trying to deal with it on your own.

Speak to the perpetrator - It may be that they do not realise the effect their behaviour is having on you. If you feel able to, have a quiet word at the earliest opportunity

Keep a record - If bullying behaviour persists, write it down. Keep a diary of details and any

emails, letters, reports or witnesses to events. 

Seek advice and support

Contact someone who can help. For example; 

  • raising concerns with a line manager
  • contacting an HR Officer for help and advice
  • speaking to a Trade Union representative
  • seeking an initial discussion with a trained contact officer
  • raising concerns with the staff networks via their confidential email addresses
  • contacting your local equality champion
  • consult the appropriate policies and procedures
    • Dignity and Respect at Work policy
    • Exclusion from Treatment of Violent or Abusive Patients Policy