Bullying in general practice is often subtle and hard to recognise
Mostly it will be happening without the bully appreciating the impact their behaviour is having. Workplace stress and pressures can exacerbate bullying behaviour. Bullying is like racism and discrimination, it has no place in modern Australian workplaces–but unfortunately, it exists–one in six people have been bullied.
This article has some notes on what bully is, but importantly, the focus is on the importance of being a supportive bystander to someone else who is being bullied. Research shows that validation by others and support will rapidly change the dynamic in relationships where bullying may be happening.
GPRA recognises that the focus on prevention and prevention policies across the sector will be the best approach.