Ban those who abuse medics from using the NHS

Royal Blackburn Hospital.
Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Whatever next? That’s what I asked myself when I learned the Royal Blackburn Hospital is having to introduce a full-time police presence in their A&E department.

Startling figures reveal a large number of medical staff have had to endure verbal and physical abuse as they attempt to look after the sick and poorly.

I mean, what sort of low life carries out an unprovoked attack on caring, over-worked doctors and nurses?

If I had my way anybody found guilty of carrying out such an attack would get a 12-month ban from using the NHS. Maybe that would bring them to their senses.