GP condemns red tape on violence
A GP attacked six times at her inner-city practice has blasted NHS red tape after she was unable to refer the patients to a new secure surgery.
Dr Unnati Misra campaigned for Heart of Birmingham PCT to set up the new centre after repeated attacks on her and her staff.
But Dr Misra, a GP in the city's Handsworth district, said bureaucratic hurdles mean she is still unable to refer to the service despite facing 'perpetual' violence.
'It's not an easy process you've got to get a crime number and you've got to prove it. I feel the situation is not going to get any better,' she said.
'Women have become a target because we're more vulnerable than men. It's very sad that you give a service to the community and get abused.'