Surgery chief issues bullying apology

RAMPANT bullying, discrimination and harassment by surgeons may be aimed mostly at women and foreign-born doctors, but the abuse has far-reaching effects on the health system, a hard-hitting report says.

The investigation commissioned by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) details abuse, toxic workplaces and a lack of trust in traditional complaints processes.

“The individuals who shared their stories have described the devastating impact this has had on their personal and professional lives,” RACS President Professor David Watters says in