BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:644

Hospital to act against violent patients: Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham is to take out private prosecutions against the growing number of patients who assault, threaten, or verbally abuse its doctors and nurses. Warning signs have been put up in the accident and emergency department after 80 incidents of verbal and physical abuse in July and August this year.

NAHAT complains of growth money shortfall: Lionel Joyce, chairman of the …

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