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150 NHS staff attacked every day

17th November 2009

Information released by the NHS Security Management Service has shown that over 150 health service staff are assaulted every day.

In 2008/09, 54,758 NHS staff said they were assaulted and 941 criminal sanctions occurred as a result. Mental health staff suffered the highest proportion of attacks, with 70% of the assaults and 38,958 attacks. Ambulance workers reported the fewest attacks, with only 1,240 across the UK.

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