November 24, 2014

Physical Assaults Against NHS Staff - NHS Protect Releases Latest Figures

The latest annual release of figures for physical assaults against NHS staff from NHS Protect shows an 8.7 per cent increase in the number of reported incidents. There has also been a 13.1 per cent rise in criminal sanctions following reported assaults.

There is a lot of reporting of patients and their friends or relatives under the influence of alcohol or drugs assaulting staff, but increasingly clinical conditions, medication or mental health issues can lead to patients displaying challenging behaviours.

Maybo has been working closely with the NHS to help clinical staff and security teams work together to reduce assaults. Click here to read more about our work in this area.  

Click here for the NHS Protect survey results.