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NHS staff get new measures to tackle violence in the workplace

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 31 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4603
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

NHS staff in England will be better protected from attacks and abuse under a new NHS violence reduction strategy, the health and social care secretary has announced.

Matt Hancock said that he had made it his “personal mission” to ensure that NHS staff feel safe and secure at work and that the new violence reduction strategy would be a “key strand” of that.

The Department of Health and Social Care said that the most recent NHS staff survey showed that over 15% of …

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