A worrying report by the Medical Council on bullying in the profession reveals that 33% of trainee doctors say they have experienced bullying at work. More than half say they have witnessed someone else being bullied or harassed.  Of greatest concern is that 7 out of 10 of those bullied did not report their experience to someone in authority. Surely in such a stressful job, trainees should be made aware of policies and procedures in this area from the get go?  Or is it that these policies are effectively meaningless?