Healthcare safety association NAHS focuses on improving the safety of NHS staff amid rising workplace violence
Association urges better protection for healthcare workers, with support from CriticalArc and industry partners
—Roger Ringham, NAHS President
LONDON, UK, Aug. 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Association for Healthcare Safety (NAHS) encourages renewed focus on protecting lone NHS workers amid risks and continued pressure on health service staffing levels. The association, which has more than 700 healthcare members, advocates for improved information sharing and the development of best practices with the support of CriticalArc and other industry partners.
A significantly expanded 2022 NAHS Annual National Conference schedule has now been confirmed, following last year’s sold-out event. Limited places remain for the two-day gathering at the University of Birmingham (November 2-3, 2022), which brings together several industry thought leaders.
NAHS President Roger Ringham said the global sponsorship agreement with CriticalArc would bring significant benefits, including support for research projects and enhanced partnerships with the higher education sector where the company already has strength. a solid network of clients and collaborators.
“We currently have no official annual reports of attacks on NHS staff nationwide, all the data we have suggests this is a continuing growing problem. With the workload also increasing and many NHS Trusts struggling to recruit staff, improving safety is a priority,” said Roger Ringham.
“Developing new solutions and sharing best practices are key goals for NAHS, and we welcome CriticalArc’s support as we invest in enhanced services for members.” This renewed focus on worker protection will be reflected in the program for our annual conference in November and the initiatives that flow from it.
SafeZone, which already helps protect students and staff at almost 50% of UK universities, is now also being adopted by NHS trusts. It enables rapid emergency assistance for thousands of NHS staff – including lone workers in hospitals, local clinics and in the community – accurately locating registered users and enabling control room operators to coordinate faster responses, for example directing all responders to the scene of an incident.
As well as improving personal safety, SafeZone’s unified platform is used by NHS trusts for a growing list of functions, including direct and targeted mass communications, “See it? ” Say it!’ reporting of tips by staff and simplified coordination between clinical teams and their team leaders.
“With health services under enormous pressure, NAHS is focusing on priority challenges facing NHS security teams, including protecting lone workers, incident preparedness and response,” said Darren Chalmers. -Stevens, Chief Operating Officer of CriticalArc. “CriticalArc is pleased to bring our proven solution to the table to help NHS trusts respond, and to provide our support and expertise to NAHS as a global sponsor.”
For more information about CriticalArc and SafeZone, visit www.criticalarc.com or email [email protected]
About the National Association for Safety in Healthcare
The National Association for Healthcare Safety (NAHS) was established in 1994 as a UK not-for-profit professional organisation. NAHS operates in a single national network headed by the president of the association supported by a board of directors which forms the executive committee of NAHS. The purpose of the Association is to support and enable the delivery of health care through the provision of professional safety management; promote and ensure that members are best placed and equipped to provide a safe and secure environment for their organization’s staff, patients and all visitors. Ultimately, this process strengthens and improves staff well-being and the healthcare environment while improving the quality of a patient’s treatment ‘journey’.
NAHS is associated with the Forum for Healthcare Safety in Ireland and has links to healthcare safety in New Zealand and our healthcare safety counterparts in the United States, the International Association for health care safety and security (IAHSS). NAHS also has official ties with the Security Institute, Security Commonwealth, Security Industry Authority and ASIS UK Chapter 208 and can award CPD points to members for their attendance at our annual conference, NAHS meetings and events.
CriticalArc provides SafeZone®, the unified safety, security and emergency management solution that helps large enterprises keep their people safe and respond more effectively to critical incidents so they can fulfill their duty of care and mitigate risk . SafeZone fundamentally transforms the ability to manage personal safety, security and emergency situations so organizations can respond faster and more effectively to protect their most important asset, their people. With real-time visualization, communications and response coordination, SafeZone streamlines operations, is easy to use and quick to deploy. For more information about CriticalArc and SafeZone, visit www.criticalarc.com or email [email protected]
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