July #TOTM from 06-07-16 ‘#Bullying on clinical placement’


Now it only comes round once a month, so you’d think i’d be able to manage it wouldn’t you? However, since I started using #TOTM (Tweet of the month) i’ve rarely managed to actually produce one!

Anyways, for July I want to highlight something that I believe is very important, and that is the issue of bullying which takes place whilst students are on clinical placement:

from 06-07-16 ‘ on clinical placement’  https://radiographerben.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/totw-from-06-07-16-bullying-on-clinical-placement/

If you take a look at my blog from back then, you’ll see how it highlights the results of a survey run by the Society of Radiographers of students and their experiences of bullying whilst on clinical placement. With the headline figure that more than 60% of those asked felt they had been subjected to some degree of bullying, it makes for pretty grim reading. I also tweeted another article in July in relation to the student experience on clinical placement:

Excellent article from in July edn. of I&TP on student support during clinical placement  bullying

Both the survey and the above article demonstrate the importance of providing students with the best possible experience of our profession whilst they are with us in hospitals up and down the country learning how to become the next generation of radiographers. If we provide them with a negative experience, then what’s to say that they won’t go on and behave in a similar way when the time comes for them to pass on their knowledge?

If you read both these articles the first time around then thank you. If you haven’t seen them before, then please spare just a few moments of your time to catch up on the message they are trying to get across and if you can, share this with your colleagues!


Thank you!

Ben 🙂



#TOTW from 06-07-16 ‘#bullying on clinical placement’


Another week, another #TOTW! This time i’d like to take the opportunity to re-highlight the issue of students being bullied whilst on clinical placement and so I chose:

“More than 60% of students feel they have been subjected to whilst on clinical placement,” 😦  

Any percentage of students feeling that they have been bullied whilst on clinical placement is not acceptable, but to hear that more than 60% of students asked felt they had experienced bullying whilst they were attending clinical practice is a terrible reflection on the radiography workforce. It makes me angry to think that there are radiographers out there who have forgotten what it’s like to be a student, and that they themselves were once a student and as such should no better!

Bullying in all forms is not acceptable. Simple as that. I ask my fellow radiographers to click on the link above and read the report, as well as the guidelines on bullying and harassment that are available to members of the Society.

It is our responsibility to give students the best possible experience they can possibly have so that they enjoy their time on clinical placement and in the future, once qualified, do the same for the next generation after them!

Please #ReadLearnShare.

Ben 🙂