Culture of impunity for NHS staff accused of sexual violence, say campaigners

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A report by female doctors campaigning against misogyny found 174 incidents of sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault

There is a culture of impunity around sexual violence by healthcare staff in the NHS, with known perpetrators going unchallenged, campaigners have warned.

A report by Surviving in Scrubs, a group of female doctors campaigning against misogyny in healthcare, said staff known to be perpetrators of sexual violence, who are most often senior male doctors, are tolerated or regarded as untouchable.

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