RCN survey finds one in three nurses have been assaulted in the last two years

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a campaign to give all lone health workers a panic button to alert police if they are under attack.

The campaign follows a survey of nurses that found that one in three have been assaulted or harassed in the past two years.

The RCN You are Not Alone campaign calls on the government to keep a promise to fund the panic buttons made in 2005 by the then health secretary John Reid. 

For more information visit www.rcn.org.uk

A GP survey published last week found that in the last 12 months, 64 per cent of GPs were verbally assaulted.

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