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Fines for assaults on NHS staff

20th June 2006

The Department of Health has announced tough new measures, including £1,000 fines, for assaults on NHS staff. The move comes as figures reveal that over 60,000 members of staff were assaulted at work in the NHS last year.

Since the NHS Security Management Service was created in 2003, there has been a 15-fold increase in the number of prosecutions. This latest move aims to protect staff and encourage staff to report incidents.

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