The Care Quality Commission has announced a former civil servant will carry out an independent inquiry into a former inspector's claims that reports of poor care at Whorlton Hall hospital were not acted on.
In this clip from a recent ITV 'Tonight' TV programme - "NHS: Violence on the Frontline", the Health Secretary comments on the way the incidence of violence towards NHS Staff is currently being monitored (i.e. by the NHS National Survey!)
So, do you think he'd agree or disagree with this statement?
"In order for it to be effective, work to tackle crime against the NHS really needs to be nationally led and co-ordinated."
P.S. You can view the programme on the ITV Hub player.
#nhs #security Healthcare Security Officers at Southampton Hospital who are on strike protesting against the lack of protective clothing to do their jobs featured in an ITV programme tonight - NHS: Violence on the Frontline.
The programme reported that Mitie, the facilities management firm who employ them, had said: "The number of incidents in the past three years has remained static."
Mitie also said they have invested in body worn cameras, safety gauntlets and gloves and that additional equipment is coming in next week. Presumably, that is a reference to the stab vests?