Category Archive for "News"

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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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Professional Security Magazine Online

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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Dementia Training for Hospital Staff

AEGIS has developed two unique Dementia Training courses specifically for acute hospital staff.

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Assaults on NHS staff 2014-15

On 19th November, NHS Protect published details of physical assaults on NHS staff in England during 2014-15.

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West London Mental Health NHS Trust ordered to improve restraint and seclusion practices

A CQC inspection has resulted in West London Mental Health NHS Trust being required to make “urgent improvements” in relation to the use of restraint and seclusion.

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Two staff sacked following physical restraint of a violent patient

Staff at high security Ashworth Hospital are to go on strike after two were sacked following physical restraint of a violent patient.

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Professional Security Magazine Online

Self-Harm Awareness Training

Self-harm is one of the top five causes of acute medical and surgical admission in UK hospitals. Distressing, but what has that to do with Security?

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AEGIS CPD courses recognised by the Security Institute

Three e-learning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses produced by security expert Jim O’Dwyer of AEGIS Protective Services have today been recognised by the Security Institute.

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust shamed for dangerously restraining patients

A mental health trust where patients were punished with a dangerous form of restraint faces being put into special measures.

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