Friday, 13 June 2014

NHS staff face the risk of going to jail if they mistreat patients

NHS staff face the risk of going to jail if they mistreat patients Deliberate or reckless behaviour towards patients will become punishable by up to five years in prison and £5,000 fines

NHS staff will face the risk of going to jail if they mistreat patients after ministers decided to ignore protests from doctors' organisations and bring in a new criminal offence of "wilful neglect".

Deliberate or reckless behaviour towards patients will become punishable by up to five years in prison and £5,000 fines under the government's amendment to the criminal justice and courts bill. Continue reading... The Guardian

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