The Foreword is given by Christine Webb, Professor of Health Studies, University of Plymouth. This book is full of practical strategies and advice for dealing effectively with bullying in the healthcare environment, designed specifically for employers and employees. It offers easy to implement advice and guidelines on intervention and prevention. The user-friendly format includes guided activities and case studies to illustrate the realities of bullying, aid in comprehension and assist in no-nonsense application. All healthcare employees, particularly those in human resources and management roles should read this invaluable book. It also contains vital information for victims of bullying, healthcare students and patients' rights groups. 'Most valuable. Whilst I am pleased to have the opportunity to write the foreword to "Workplace Bullying in the NHS", I am sad that such a book is needed - and I can confirm that it is needed because I can recall many instances of bullying and poor responses to it from my career as a nurse, researcher and educator. Illustrations go right across the board in terms of types, levels and possible ways of tackling the problem.
The concrete suggestions for action should go a long way to helping individuals and groups of staff to make the workplace a more comfortable, productive and caring one in which to work.' - Christine Webb, in her Foreword.