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Doctors and NHS staff need to work with police more effectively to prevent terror attacks says Met’s counterterrorism head

By: Eastern Eye Staff

By Reena Kumar Doctors and health professionals need to work with the police more effectively to help officers prevent potential terror attacks by patients with mental illness, who may be at risk of being radicalised, the Met’s Assistant Commissioner has said. In an interview with the BMJ, Mark Rowley, the national lead on counter terrorism policing said that the involvement of the NHS in the government’s Prevent strategy was more important now than it has ever been. NHS workers are obliged by law to report those they fear are at risk of becoming terrorists under the government legislation. However, data…

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