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GPs get action to curb violence

GPs were assured steps are being taken to address the problem of violent patients in Northern Ireland.

The GPC has finally met with the Department of Health, Social Security and Public Health to discuss how to tackle the treatment of violent patients.

The GPC claims there are 2,000 violent incidents per year, yet just 10 to 15 patients are removed annually.

GPs unanimously agreed the GPC should negotiate urgently with the department to set up a safe system of care for violent patients.

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