The new national strategy aimed to reduce assaults on NHS Staff is already a dead duck in the water! I’m not the only one who knows that.
After Matt Hancock's announcement, Peter Finch MSc CSyP CPP FSyI FCMI FInsLM, President of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) commented:
“The Secretary of State for Health and Social Security will need to do more than wheel out the defunct mantra of 'Zero Tolerance' if any real reduction of violence against NHS staff is to be achieved.”
I completely agree with Peter and I believe you will too after reading his research on ‘the efficiency and effectiveness of Local Security Management Specialists (LSMS) in reducing violence in the NHS’.
It signposts the action that needs to be taken for such a campaign to have any chance of achieving its purpose. Please help it get to the right people at the Dept of Health, NAO, PAC, CQC, RCN, BMA, RCN, UNITE, UNISON, etc.