Prevent anti-extremism strategy could threaten trust in doctors



The Government's counter-extremism strategy could threaten the trust and confidentiality between doctors and their patients, a public health leader has warned.
Professor John Middleton, president of the Faculty of Public Health, said the Prevent strategy, which calls for medics to tell the authorities of anyone they believe is at risk of being drawn into terrorism, is a flawed way to tackle homegrown terrorism.
He said it could breed mistrust and create a "serious public health problem", particularly among Muslim communities.
Prof Middleton said the level of concern or evidence... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 21
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