Medical assault statistics released

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The NHS have released the number medical staff have been victims of physical assault at work in the last year in Nottinghamshire.

Staff at Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust have reported 1,363 assaults in the last year, but as this is a mental health trust this is not surprising and in fact 1,224 of these incidents were attributed to ill health so the patient did not know what they were doing.

The East Midlands Ambulance service reported a total of 115 assaults between 2013 and 2014, and only 18 of these were due to ill health.

Nottingham University’s NHS Trust saw 284 assaults with 222 of these due to ill health.