Tackling violence and aggression
Guy’s and St Thomas’ have joined forces with the Metropolitan Police for Operation Cavell. The new initiative will encourage more staff to report violent and abusive behaviour by patients and visitors.
The Trust revealed there had been 219 physical assaults on nurses and other frontline staff from April to September 2018.
Operation Cavell marks the next phase of the 'Keep our staff safe' campaign. This has seen Guy’s and St Thomas’ roll out body worn cameras for security staff to deter and prosecute offenders.