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  • Calla body cameras improve inpatient safety and quality of care
    Calla body cameras improve inpatient safety and quality of care
    03/05/2018

    Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust rolled out 12 Calla cameras to 60 staff for three months across five mental health wards at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and found the need for emergency restraints reduced from 41 incidents to 18.

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  • Published figures show steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff
    Published figures show steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff
    20/04/2018

    Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today by UNISON and HSJ.

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  • NHFT shortlisted for national patient safety award with cameras
    NHFT shortlisted for national patient safety award with cameras
    10/04/2018

    NHFT has been shortlisted for a prestigious Patient Safety Award. Their use of body worn cameras on mental health wards has been shortlisted in the Product or Innovation – Public Category.

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  • British Medical Association says more needs to be done as thousands of NHS staff are attacked at work
    British Medical Association says more needs to be done as thousands of NHS staff are attacked at work
    03/04/2018

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service reported 1,629 physical and verbal attacks on staff in 2016 and 2017, while hospital trusts across the region reported almost 2,000 attacks on medical staff last year alone.

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  • Head of NHS England urges authorities to take toughest possible action against abuse
    Head of NHS England urges authorities to take toughest possible action against abuse
    23/03/2018

    Speaking at the annual Ambulance Leadership Forum this week in Warwick, head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, declared attacks against NHS staff were totally unacceptable and called for the toughest possible action in response to violent acts or abuse.

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  • Nursing Times reports A&E nursing staff ‘resigned to being abused by patients’
    Nursing Times reports A&E nursing staff ‘resigned to being abused by patients’
    20/02/2018

    A review of the experiences of hospital accident and emergency staff suggests that workers have resigned themselves to patient violence and aggression.

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  • Hospital attacks spur bosses to invest £250k in protection for staff and patients
    Hospital attacks spur bosses to invest £250k in protection for staff and patients
    09/02/2018

    Physical assaults on staff and patients at Wolverhampton NHS Trust rose by 133% in 2016/17, with more than 77 recorded attack during the year. There were also 165 counts of verbal abuse against staff as well as 5 counts against patients in the same time frame.

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  • NHFT publish positive response to body cameras
    NHFT publish positive response to body cameras
    17/01/2018

    NHFT have launched a video and magazine to give the public a glimpse of some of the behind the scenes work going on across hospitals and within the community.

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  • Rise in attacks on NHS staff 'completely unacceptable'
    Rise in attacks on NHS staff 'completely unacceptable'
    08/01/2018

    A rise of attacks on NHS staff in Sandwell is taking place, with health bosses declaring: ‘this is completely unacceptable’.

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  • Calla helps medics on bikes
    Calla helps medics on bikes
    20/10/2017

    Andrew Morrison from the Central Medical Support Group has spoken about their experiences with Calla at the Velo Birmingham Cycle Race, where they provided a Cycle Response Unit to competitors. Here's what he had to say:

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