NHS survery shows legislation not enough to stop attacks

18 Feb 2020
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GMB, the union for NHS and ambulance staff, has responded to the results of the NHS Staff survey today showing more than one in four experience violence or abuse. 

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said:

“This survey shows that GMB’s successful campaign to get the Protect the Protectors legislation passed was just the start – much more needs to be done.

“No one should suffer violence and abuse at work – least of all our NHS and ambulance staff who are desperately trying to save lives.

“More prosecutions need to be brought to bring perpetrators to justice, and trusts must do much more overall to protect their employees from abuse. The current procedures are not adequate."

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