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.

It’s all part of the on-going #weareNHFT campaign to demonstrate the values and work of the dedicated staff across the Trust.

The magazine features the innovative introduction of body worn cameras as part of a study addressing national concerns over abuse in care settings, as well as the evidence in policing of a significant reduction in complaints and use of force since using them.

12 cameras were trialled by 60 staff for three months across five wards and feedback was collected from staff and patients via focus groups and questionnaires.
 
83% of patients felt the cameras were of benefit, describing the main positives as things like safety for everyone, respect for staff and accurate recording.

Staff feedback included “I think it prevents lot of aggression and puts patients’ minds at ease knowing there is a record of what happened”

Chief Executive Angela Hillery said: “2017 was a fantastic year for us here at NHFT, with our rating from the Care Quality Commission moving to good and receiving an overall rating of outstanding for caring.
 
“Being shortlisted for the prestigious Health Service Journal award, Provider Trust of the Year 2017, was also a huge honour.
 
“Great work has been going on across the Trust by our dedicated staff over the past 12 months to move us to good and beyond and I’m extremely proud to be able to share some of that within this video and magazine.
 
“We are working hard to continually improve what we do and are looking forward to developing further throughout 2018.”

Learn more about how NHFT are using body cameras to help staff and patients 

 

Turn to page 7 for body camera case study

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