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NHS leaders condemn racist abuse of staff

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3724 (Published 05 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3724
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Eight NHS leaders have condemned hate crime after reports that staff members have been racially abused.

In a joint statement the leaders of NHS bodies in the south of England, including Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group, and West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group underlined their commitment to zero tolerance of abuse.

“We are disheartened to hear of the abuse some of our colleagues have been subjected to, either while executing their duties or away from work. We condemn this in the strongest possible terms. We have a …

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