RACS bullying probe to overturn 'culture of abuse'

THE expert group investigating “endemic” bullying and harassment by surgeons will ensure witnesses’ anonymity by using third-party professionals to deal with their information.

Chair of the expert advisory group, former Victorian health minister Rob Knowles, says it is crucial to guarantee all submissions and interviews to be conducted over the next few months are confidential.

“Anonymity is absolutely essential,” he told MO. “That’s why we’ve gone to external bodies that are trained in these fields. We’ve contracted professional companies