BMA wants action against violence in NHSBMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7304.70/i (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:70
- Linda Beecham
The BMA has called on the government and the NHS to address the problem of increasing violence against health service staff.
At its annual meeting the association called for a public education campaign funded by the health departments and for NHS trusts to perform a risk assessment of potentially violent areas. It also wanted to see NHS trusts helping staff to bring private prosecutions against perpetrators of violence, punitive measures for offenders, and the judicial system treating assaults on hospital staff in the same way as assaults on the police.
Mr Omer Moghraby, a …