RCN calls for protection for lone workers

A Royal College of Nursing survey has found that a third of nurses working alone have been harassed or assaulted in the past two years.

The RCN today launched a campaign called You’re Not Alone, which calls for the government to honor its commitment to protect lone workers.

Royal College of Nursing  general secretary Dr Peter Carter said: “The change from care based in hospitals to the community will mean more and more nurses working alone, caring for patients in their homes and away from other staff. We need to make sure that nurses working alone are properly protected, fully supported and feel secure.”

Nearly 1,000 nurses participated in the RCN survey, which found that 52 per cent thought the threat of violence had increased.

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Sally Gillen

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