GP staff taught self-defence amid patient violence fears More than 3,000 violent patients in England were barred from seeing their GP in 2018, figures obtained by the BBC have revealed.
The individuals were subject to the Special Allocation Scheme, a register for violent or abusive patients.
A GP practice in West Yorkshire said employees had been given self-defence training, in response to rising levels of violence and abuse.
NHS England said staff should be able to carry out their work without fear. BBC News