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We have to stop making excuses for abusive patients


After reading this article I ended up reading the GMC guidance on "Ending your professional relationship with a patient". So give a warning, and then asking the patient to go somewhere else it is! I think the Daily Fail and EDL Express should do a headline on this some time. To give a warning or strike an abusive patient off, all the partners have to agree. This is where I have seen problems in the past. I have seen the GPs who experienced abuse from patients being marginalised by the other GP partners as having communication problems, and the patients given a pats on the back. Do you know a GP who love collecting thank you cards from patients and do whatever needed to please them? Obviously not a keen evidence based practitioner with a significant list of patients on cocktails of opiates, benzos and pentins?

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12 Jul 2018

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