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Hospitals vulnerable to terrorist attack.(News)

Hospitals are unprepared for terrorist attack and are therefore vulnerable targets, claims Loughborough University's Charles Hancock, a leading expert in healthcare risk management and one of the authors of a recently published article on the threat of terrorism to the NHS.

In the paper--Thinking the Unthinkable: the NHS and Terrorist Action--Charles Hancock and his co-author, Professor Chris Johnson from the University of Glasgow, use a fictional scenario to stimulate debate about possible terrorist attacks on NHS premises.

Charles and Chris believe that current NHS emergency plans are vastly inadequate, containing little planning to manage the risk of direct terrorist attack. …

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