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Monday, 14 September 2009

A ban on violent patients doesn’t seem so "understanding"

And just to add to my earlier blog post on violence and aggression, whilst we support the memorandum of understanding, we wouldn’t go as far as calling for people who are violent towards NHS workers to be banned from using frontline services, which is what Barbara Wilding, the Chief Constable of South Wales police seems to be advocating. A tougher approach is needed, we definitely agree with that, but to try and prevent people from accessing NHS services would be a potential violation of their human rights and goes against the very ethos of the NHS – health services accessible to all. Better surely that we focus on the points made in my earlier blog than to be so draconian?

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