Nick van der Bijl, Chairman, National Association for Healthcare Security, reminds us all of the patient’s predicament

Official statistics indicate that the number of physical assaults against NHS staff in England fell last year

Richard Hampton, head of the NHS Security Management Service, takes a look at the security challenges facing the health sector

Avanquest looks at the advantages of sharing data and the security threats that can arise when databases are accessible to an increased number of users

Pauline Norstrom, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) CCTV Section Chairman, considers why many hospitals are reassessing their security strategy through the application of CCTV

Security management in the NHS: arms length or close protection? Nick van der Bijl, chairman of the National Association For Healthcare Security reports

Staff and visitors sometimes seem to think that because hospitals are caring places, they are immune from the effects of local crime and the ills of society. Sadly they are not

Hospital security has been brought into greater focus as managers tackle the growing examples of verbal intimidation and physical assaults on staff