Health staff to get panic buttons as part of £97m security package

Jacobs, Bill
October 2007
People Management;10/4/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 20, p17
The article reports on the security package for nurses, doctors and health visitors in England and Wales. These workers will get their panic buttons in case they are attacked, according to Great Britain health secretary, Alan Johnson. The alarms, which will cost £29 million, are part of a £97 million package of security measures unveiled at the Labour conference in Bournemouth. This was implemented due to the increasing number of assaults on medical staff both in hospitals and the community.


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