TITLE

Blair admits extent of patient violence

AUTHOR(S)
Middlemiss, Prisca
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;4/21/2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that despite the introduction of anti-violence schemes in Great Britain, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has admitted that violence against general practitioners and their staff is continuing. Last year, a female general practitioner in Northern Ireland faced death threats during a home visit to a recently released prisoner with a history of violence. The National Health Service system for reporting assaults is now being extended to primary care. In acute trusts, this scheme has led to a 15-fold increase in prosecutions against violent patients.
ACCESSION #
20950663

 

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