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  • West End usher says “body cameras will empower us”
    West End usher says “body cameras will empower us”
    18/07/2019

    Adam Charteris who is an Usher in the West End said “My first reaction to this is: great. The happiness and more importantly the safety of staff should be a priority for theatres. There have been reports of staff refusing to work certain shifts for fear of facing such behaviour. No one should feel unsafe at work.”

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  • 'NHS staff aren't punchbags': as many as six workers a day attacked in Suffolk by patients
    'NHS staff aren't punchbags': as many as six workers a day attacked in Suffolk by patients
    02/07/2019

    Health and social care minister Stephen Hammond has revealed that there were more than 2,318 assaults against NHS workers in Suffolk in 2018 – equating to over 6 assaults every day.

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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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