ZERO TOLERANCE The practice takes it very seriously if a member of staff or one of the doctors or nursing team is treated in an abusive or violent way.
The practice supports the government's 'Zero Tolerance' campaign for Health Service Staff. This states that GPs and their staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused.
The staff understand that ill patients do not always act in a reasonable manner and will take this into consideration when trying to deal with a misunderstanding or complaint.
However, aggressive behavior, be it violent or abusive, will not be tolerated and may result in you being removed from the practice list and, in extreme cases, the Police being contacted. If removed from the list you may be placed on the 'safe treatment scheme' operated by Cumbria PCT.