Are you an easy target?

  • Two-thirds of GPs will face violence and abuse every year
  • Verbal abuse most common form
  • Inexperience registrars often a target
  • More registrar training needed on safety and conflict resolution


WHEN respected GP and academic Dr Leanne Rowe presents training sessions on workplace safety, she uses two real scenarios to drive home an important point to doctors about the different forms of patient violence.

“In the first scenario, you’re inadvertently punched in the face by a