Bid to protect health workers introduced

Bid to protect health workers introduced

Bid to protect health workers introduced

First published in News

AN agreement to help protect nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and other NHS staff from assault and abuse in the North West has been introduced.

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) North West and NHS Protect commits both bodies to working closely together to ensure that people who attack NHS staff are prosecuted.

John Mytton, North West area security management specialist for NHS Protect, said: “We will continue to support health bodies to ensure that all incidents of violence and aggression against staff are addressed and appropriate sanctions are brought where necessary.

“This will improve the confidence and wellbeing of those who work in the NHS.”

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:15pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mavrick says...

The abuse some of the public service workers is unbelievable, just visit any A&E dept at weekend evenings and just listen to the foul mouthed yobs that are expecting to be treated. Girls can be just as bad. The law needs to come down hard on any one who assaults or abuses these people in any way. Minimum of 6 months for verbal abuse up to life for assault.
The abuse some of the public service workers is unbelievable, just visit any A&E dept at weekend evenings and just listen to the foul mouthed yobs that are expecting to be treated. Girls can be just as bad. The law needs to come down hard on any one who assaults or abuses these people in any way. Minimum of 6 months for verbal abuse up to life for assault. mavrick
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Openminded? says...

So it needs an SLA for bodies to work together?

Says it all.
So it needs an SLA for bodies to work together? Says it all. Openminded?
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree