This practice considers aggressive behaviour to be the use of any personal, abusive or threatening comments, bad language, physical contact and aggressive gestures. In keeping with the rest of the National Health Service we operate a 'Zero Tolerance Policy' with respect to the protection of all our staff. This means that no aggressive behaviour towards doctors or staff will be tolerated whether verbal or physical. If a patient continues to behave in an inappropriate manner, the practice will make an application to BSO to have them removed from our list, giving reasons for this request. Acts of violence or threat of violence will result in immediate removal.