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NHS staff under attack

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by NADEEM BADSHAH CALLS FOR ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY ON ASSAULTS LEADING doctors have called for a campaign to tackle the rising num­ber of NHS workers being attacked while at work. Hospital trusts in England reported 56,500 assaults in 2016-2017, up 10 per cent on year before, which has been blamed on frustration from patients due to delays and understaffing. There were 18,720 assaults on hos­pital trust staff during 2016-17, 21 per cent more than the 15,469 the previ­ous year, according to figures obtained by the trade union Unison. Nurses, paramedics and mental health staff are among those most like­ly to be…

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