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Leaving a Gap (Leeds Practices Only)

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Abusive behaviour can leave gaps

During the pandemic, reports of abuse directed at doctors’ surgery staff and community pharmacy teams across West Yorkshire have increased; teams have been spat and sworn at, their cars damaged, received death threats and been in tears, regularly.

In response the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership has launched a new insight driven campaign called ‘leaving a gap’ to make people think about the consequences of abusive behaviour.

Our services are extremely busy; we know it’s frustrating. Abuse towards our colleagues can contribute to us losing staff, leaving gaps and making it harder to run our services.

We’re all here to help each other – please be kind.

Leaving a Gap