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Some doctors are being treated unfairly, says GMC

Rudeness, incivility, belittling and humiliation are among the workplace experiences faced by some doctors in specialty and associate specialist (SAS) and locally employed (LE) roles, according to a survey by the General Medical Council (GMC).

The regulator has published the initial results of its first ever survey of SAS and LE doctors – the one in six UK doctors who are not GPs, consultants or in training roles. Many doctors see SAS and LE roles as positive choices that provide fulfilling careers. However, the GMC’s survey found that 30% of SAS doctors and 23% of their LE counterparts had been bullied, undermined or harassed at work in the last year, either by colleagues or by patients and their families.