December 3, 2012

Rise of 3.3% in total reported assaults on NHS staff

NHS Protect has released the 2011-12 figures for physical assaults against NHS staff. NHS Protect collects and collates figures for physical assaults against NHS staff from NHS bodies across England on an annual basis.  425 health bodies submitted figures this year, employing well over a million staff and contractors.

Overall, there was a slight rise of 3.3% in total reported assaults on NHS staff from 57,830 in 2010/11 to 59,744 in 2011/12.

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The 2011-12 physical assault figures are available at: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/3645.aspx