Paramedics under attack

‘It is currently an offence to assault a police officer, an immigration officer or a prison officer. It is not yet a specific offence to assault NHS workers, whether they are doctors, nurses or paramedics. Will we consider extending specific offence to our hardworking NHS staff?’ MP Oliver Dowden asked during recent Prime Minister's Questions. He was assured that the Health Secretary would look into specific reported cases. Meanwhile, the question compelled me to look at the related news and statistics over the past few years.

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