Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

Lone female paramedic assaulted while on duty responding to 999 call

A paramedic who had a noxious substance thrown in her face while answering a 999 call has called her attackers cowards. The 32-year-old lone female para...

Doctor stabbed in the face outside medical centre in unprovoked attack

A doctor has been stabbed in the face outside a medical centre. The locum GP was leaving the Elms Medical Centre in Whitefield , Bury , when he was atta...

Criminal sanctions rise for assaults on NHS staff

There's been a 16% rise in the number of criminal sanctions following reported assaults against NHS staff, figures reveal. Sanctions rose by 201, from 1,...

Rise in assaults against healthcare staff

The number of reported assaults on NHS staff has is rising according to figures from NHS Protect. Overall, there was a modest rise of 3.3% in total report...

NHS and police pledge to tackle attacks on staff

NHS security bosses, prosecutors and police have pledged closer working to crack down on violence against staff. The number of attacks has consistently ...

More patients to be prosecuted for staff attacks

Patients or family members who attack doctors will be more likely to be prosecuted in future. Guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution Service has been b...

Doctors ill-equipped to manage violent patients

Doctors are vulnerable to violent behaviour and feel ill-equipped to manage such situations, a survey by the MDU reveals. Fifty eight percent of doctors ...