Violence against NHS staff in England reaches five-year high

Health secretary will announce plan to reduce assaults and bring speedier prosecutions

Violence against NHS staff has reached its highest level in five years, with one in seven health professionals attacked in the course of their work last year, figures reveal.

Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary, will announce the rising trend on Wednesday when he unveils an initiative to reduce assaults, including speedier prosecutions of offenders.

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Source: The Guardian
Violence against NHS staff in England reaches five-year high