New protection for NHS and emergency services staff
Health and social care
One in seven healthcare professionals was attacked in the course of their employment last year; the highest level for five years, according to an announcement by the Health and Social Care Secretary at the end of last month.
New protection for emergency services staff
The Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act came into force on 13 November and provides further protection for emergency workers and more stringent sentencing for those convicted of harming them.