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NHS Security Management – Update #2

Here is update #2 on NHS Security Management by Jim O’Dwyer, Senior Consultant at AEGIS Protective Services…

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NHS Security Management – Update

NHS Security Management is the subject discussed in this update post by Jim O’Dwyer, Senior Consultant at AEGIS Protective Services…

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Addressing the shortage of Health Based Places of Safety in England

There are currently 165 Health Based Places of Safety sites in England. However, not all of them are always adequately staffed, nor are they all open 24 hours a day and most can only see one patient at a time.

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Assaults on NHS staff 2015-16

NHS Protect have published details of reported physical assaults on NHS staff in England during 2015-16.

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Carlisle Support Services announces new training for Healthcare Security Officers

Carlisle Support Services has a new training programme for its healthcare security officers.

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Healthcare Security E-Learning Gains SfS Accreditation

AEGIS Protective Services is pleased to announce accreditation of two e-learning courses for Healthcare Security Officers by Skills for Security, the Sector Body for the Security Industry.

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Spit-Hoods – Spitting it out

Overnight, the use of US style Spit-Hoods by UK Police has become the focus of substantial media criticism. This article by Jim O’Dwyer suggests an alternative solution.

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AEGIS supports Restraint Reduction

Today, AEGIS registered with the Restraint Reduction Network™ – an independent network of people and organisations committed, in common purpose, to the creation of restraint-free services and the eradication of abusive misuse of restraint.

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2015 NHS Staff Survey results published

The 2015 NHS Staff Survey reveals that 15% of staff have experienced physical violence from patients, relatives or members of the public in the past 12 months.

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Police to minimise aid to hospitals

In about August 2013, the Metropolitan Police began ordering officers not to respond to calls from mental health units and hospital emergency departments for help to control and restrain patients unless there was a ‘significant threat to life or limb’

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