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  • Can body cameras reduce violence and aggression in Care Homes?
    Can body cameras reduce violence and aggression in Care Homes?
    29/05/2019

    A staggering 71% of care home workers have faced violence and aggression in their workplace, with the most common type of abuse being verbal. In the UK alone, police recorded 1200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016.1

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  • Parental violence towards teachers on the up heads warn
    Parental violence towards teachers on the up heads warn
    07/05/2019

    Staff have faced threats of death and axe attacks, as parental violence increases, heads warn

    A teacher could be killed because of an increasing tendency for parents to resort to physical violence, heads warned today. 

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  • Guardian reports body cameras for NHS staff are a “win-win”
    Guardian reports body cameras for NHS staff are a “win-win”
    01/05/2019

    The notion of mental health nurses switching on a body-worn camera to film violent incidents on wards may seem controversial, but for Jenny Allen, a service user from Northampton, it’s been a plus. Jenny explained “I think both staff and service users moderate their behaviour when the camera is switched on. It’s a win-win, really. It’s not punitive, it’s just to try to help de-escalate the situation.”

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  • Implementing the NHS Violence Reduction Strategy
    Implementing the NHS Violence Reduction Strategy
    24/04/2019

    The NHS violence reduction strategy was launched in October last year and includes measures to better protect staff and prosecute offenders more easily. This followed the most recent NHS staff survey which showed that more than 15% of NHS employees have experienced violence from patients, their relatives or the public in the last 12 months – the highest figure for 5 years.

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  • Millions handed out in compensation to teachers for abuse
    Millions handed out in compensation to teachers for abuse
    16/04/2019

    UK teachers were awarded millions of pounds in compensation from schools last year after suffering "appalling treatment", a union has claimed.

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  • Calla presentation from the Improving Patient Safety Conference
    Calla presentation from the Improving Patient Safety Conference
    28/03/2019

    Body cameras are making a positive difference to NHS Trusts across the country by improving patient safety and care through deescalating aggression and capturing incidents to help with learning.

    Watch Richard Hattam from Calla present at the Improving Patient Safety & Care Conference 2019.

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  • Hospital staff facing violence, abuse and harrassment at work
    Hospital staff facing violence, abuse and harrassment at work
    08/02/2019

    Dozens of NHS staff were injured as the number of physical assaults on staff at Leeds city’s hospitals rose by 25 per cent last year.

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  • Going to the Bett Show?
    Going to the Bett Show?
    21/01/2019

    The Bett Tradeshow is the best place to come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation plays in enabling all educators and learners to thrive.

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  • NHS leaders have said they “expect” to increase investment in body cameras as part of efforts to retain nurses and other current health service staff
    NHS leaders have said they “expect” to increase investment in body cameras as part of efforts to retain nurses and other current health service staff
    10/01/2019

    The NHS Long Term Plan, revealed recently by the government arms’-length body NHS England, sets out health service leaders’ future priorities and ambitions for the NHS for the next decade.

     

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  • NHFT named Trust of the Year at the 2018 HSJ Awards
    NHFT named Trust of the Year at the 2018 HSJ Awards
    23/11/2018

    Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) have been named Trust of the Year at the largest and most prestigious health awards in the country, and it is a real honour and achievement for the Trust to be recognised on this national level.

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