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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7183

Assaults rise against NHS staff: Last year saw a 6% rise in the number of reported assaults on NHS staff in 341 trusts in England, from 59 744 in 2011-12 to 63 199 in 2012-13, NHS Protect has reported. The number of criminal sanctions arising from reported assaults rose by 201 (16%), from 1257 to 1458.1

Admissions rise for drug related mental illness: Three times as many men as women (4820 and 1730) were admitted to hospital in England with a primary diagnosis of a drug related mental and behavioural disorder in 2012-13, show new figures from …

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