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NHS: Violent Patients

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered on the violent patient register of each London primary care trust in each of the last three years. (195649)

There is no legislative provision for the maintenance of a violent patient register. Primary care trusts (PCTs) are required to consult their Local Medical Committee, if there is one, about any proposals they have to establish a specific scheme in their area for dealing with violent patients requiring primary medical services. In setting up local arrangements PCTs might keep lists of the patients to whom these primary medical services arrangements apply but this is not a legislative requirement.