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Violence in the NHS must be addressed

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:66
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    There was unanimous support at the annual representative meeting of the BMA last week for the provision of appropriate security for staff in hospitals and general practice because of the increasing threats to staff.

    All the representatives who spoke in support of the proposal had personal stories of violence against themselves or colleagues. “The meeting should not think that violence in rural areas is not a problem,” the motion's …

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