caption of the image GP veteran Dr Caroline Mitchell said the escalation of violence was "without previous "
Everything is verbal or physical abuse of workers in contact with the public should be made a specific criminal offense, said a Labor MP.
Olivia Blake, MP forSheffield Hallam, warned of "increasing levels " of abuse of people who work with the public.
She said: "Covid has compounded this growing problem, but this would be a mistake to think that this is the cause. "
A general practitioner in Sheffield said it was " no accident "that NHS staff quit.
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Dr Caroline Mitchell, a general practitioner for 31 years now at Woodhouse Medical Center, said escalation in violence was "unprecedented " and "must be eradicated ".
" It 's no accident if we lose staff "she said.
" We had a doctor slapped in the face The levels of aggression and anger are unprecedented in the face over the past few months. "
caption of the image Harry Chapman, employee of the store, said staff are regularly threatened
Harry Chapman, employee store in Sheffield, said he and his colleagues weret regularly threatened by a man with a needle.
"It 's pretty scary. If we get in his way, he pulls out a needle " he said.
"He was arrested by the police but released and started again. "
image caption Sheffield Hallam MP Olivia Blake is pushing for change
Ms Blake said NHS workers told her she was accosted by anti-vaxxers and Covid deniers.
Journalists also face "an increase in harassment, abuse and even assaults by extreme right-wing groups ", she said.
She said she had also spoken to airline cabin crew who speak of increased abuse as they attempt to enforce social distancing on flights.
Elsewhere, librarians, transport workers and hospitality workers all face "violence and intimidation from customers " and are "spat, threatened and physically assaulted," she said.
"We must see a change in behaviort and a culture of how we treat workers head-on, "said Ms Blake, as she introduced the worker abuse bill face-to-face in Parliament.
The bill provides specific offenses for any verbal or physical abuse of workers in contact with the public in the performance of their duties and will have its second reading in Parliament on January 28.
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