Supporting General Practice Against Abuse

The BMA continues to campaign against the abuse of GPs and their staff with our Support Your Surgery campaign to get the changes urgently needed for general practice teams. The latest resource added to the campaign page is a zero tolerance poster to show that assault on practice staff, threatening or abusive behaviour or property damage will not be tolerated.

Please continue to show your support by signing the campaign petition and sharing it with colleagues, friends, and family to put pressure on the Government.

You can also get involved in the #SupportYourSurgery discussion by sharing on social media.

Please do all you can to help us defend and support general practice at this critical time.

Joint statement condemning the abuse of healthcare staff. The BMA has co-signed a joint statement condemning the abuse of health and care staff, together with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Employers, NHS Confederation, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing and UNISON.

We are asking the Government and media to ‘be honest and transparent with the public about the pressures facing health and care services and that this is going to have direct implications for patients and their carers.

This means making clear that the problems are systemic and that blaming and abusing individual staff members is never acceptable behaviour.