Doctors Forced to Spy

Further, healthcare is a sector where trust among staff is extremely important in thedelivery of services. The delivery of Prevent in its processes requires that staff notify on one another where there they feel there is a risk posed to patients in terms of ‘radicalisation’ by health care professionals. Expectations on staff to conduct such reporting, will foster environments of mistrust, and ultimatelybe detrimental to patient safety.

The need for patients to be able to interact with health care professionals without concern over being assessed as a potential terrorism risk, should be a basic courtesy and standard of care that is afforded to all those who work for the NHS or other health care providers.