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Adjournment debate

On 3 July 2012, Nic Dakin, the Labour MP for Scunthorpe, led an adjournment debate on violence against health workers.

After a survey in January found that over 60% of nurses working in the community had been subjected to abuse in the previous two years, Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Dr Peter Carter said he was "utterly appalled".

Dr Carter said: "Nurses working alone in the community are vulnerable and are often without back up or immediate help close by - out of sight should not mean out of mind."

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