2558 - NHS: Crimes of Violence (Answered)

Dr Poulter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assaults there were on NHS staff in (a) Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency, (b) the NHS East Anglia area and (c) the UK in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15.

George Freeman

The information is not held centrally in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

NHS Protect collates figures annually on reported physical assaults on National Health Service staff in England.

Information on the number of reported physical assaults against NHS staff in 2013-14 is in the attached document and is also available at:

http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/3645.aspx

The tables cover 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 which is the latest period for which information is available. Figures for 2014-15 are currently being collected and are yet to be released.