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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), information released to HSJ reveals.

The HSE has inspected 37 NHS organisations since April 2018, looking at how they manage risks to staff from violence and aggression, and found 25 of them (67%) were in breach of the law.

It comes amid concern about rising numbers of assaults on NHS and care staff. The HSE has identified that three staff members have been killed by patients or service users in the last five years.

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Source: HSJ, 6 January 2020


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