Posts Tagged ‘violence’

Declaring war on the home front

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

We’re holding a seminar this evening to highlight what is still for many, very much a “hidden”, never-to-be-talked-about issue, at the same time as being a huge problem. In Wales alone last year, an estimated 81,000 adults aged 16 to 59 were the victim of domestic abuse. This includes 46,000 women and 35,000 men. * [...]

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Big Brother is watching – to help protect NHS staff

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I know our members will welcome this announcement about a pilot CCTV scheme to deal with violence against NHS staff. Anything that can act as a deterrent is a good thing. We have reiterated time and again how violence and aggression aimed at doctors and other health workers, just trying to do their job, ie. [...]

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Getting tough on violence in the NHS

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Myself and a GP member of BMA Cymru Wales gave evidence to the Assembly Audit Committee yesterday, on the back of the Auditor General’s latest report into violence and aggression against NHS staff. The committee’s holding an inquiry into the report findings, because the Auditor General has found that violence is still a big issue [...]

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Violence and aggression against Welsh NHS workers is still proving to be a big problem

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

The BMA welcomes this update on progress with regard to the work of the Ministerial task force on violence and aggression and while much has been achieved, there is still a great deal to be done. It remains unacceptable that doctors and other healthcare workers are exposed to violence and aggression in the workplace on [...]

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Kicking domestic abuse into touch during the Six Nations

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I’d like to commend the Wales rugby team for getting involved in the latest initiative around domestic abuse and highlighting the very real and negative consequences that can stem from our national game. Members of our Six Nations squad faced a press conference yesterday to talk about how big a problem violence in the home [...]

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Strong action, not just words is needed to tackle violence in the NHS

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Strong action, not just words is needed to tackle violence in the NHSI’m glad to see violence against NHS staff is on the agenda for discussion in the Assemby today. However, I would rather it wasn’t even a problem that needed discussing in the first place. I find it quite incredible that anyone would want [...]

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