It might come as no surprise to people that i am supporting a policy proposed by my friend Norman Lamb, but it is always shocking to me that the NHS are expected to treat people with kindness and care when the staff themselves are being abused by patients.
The Norman Lamb, the Lib Dems health spokesman, has suggested that abusive drunks should be charged for their NHS treatment. Yes, I would go even further and given the NHS the right
to charge for treatment and even remove treatment from those people who are violent, racist or verbally abusive to NHS staff who are performing their duties.
Nurses, cleaners, porters and doctors deserve more protection.