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Category: Healthcare Security

The Security of our NHS is at Risk Now More than Ever

For the majority of us it’s hard to imagine why criminals would target NHS premises and staff. And yet even in these unprecedented times when resources are already stretched to the limit we’re hearing reports of theft from NHS premises and crimes against NHS staff. Theft from hospitals and GP surgeries Surgical gloves and facemasks are being stolen from hospitals and GP surgeries up and down the country with no consideration for the health and safety of doctors, nurses, and patients. These […]

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Care Home Security Safeguards Society’s Most Vulnerable

We depend upon care homes to look after those who are most vulnerable. This includes making sure that residents and staff are protected from security threats such as vandalism, theft and abuse. While security guards still have a role in care homes, especially for main entrances and exterior patrols, residents and staff typically prefer less visible forms of security such as CCTV and access control. The benefits of CCTV in care homes Care home security must be designed to protect […]

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Are Hospitals Becoming More Dangerous for NHS Staff?

In one year, 15% of all NHS staff and 28% of nurses experienced physical abuse A 2017 survey of NHS staff in England showed that 15% had experienced physical violence from patients, relatives or the public over a 12 month period. Accident and Emergency wards are amongst the most hard-hit, second only to elderly care in the number of violent incidents reported. Nurses fared the worst, with 28% reporting to have experienced physical abuse within the past 12 months, and […]

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Hospitals Should Never Compromise on Security

It’s no secret that one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS is the difficulty of meeting the increasing demands on health services while government spending struggles to keep pace. A less talked about but serious consequence is the cuts that have been made to security in hospitals and other medical sites. Local authorities are encountering the same issue and – as I wrote in my blog on the matter – a purely price-driven tender process has severe consequences on […]

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