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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property hansard heading NHS: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of NHS staff members that have left the NHS as a result of an incident of sexual harassment or abuse at work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to supporting trusts in their responsibility for tackling all forms of harassment and abuse including sexual via the Social Partnership Forum’s ‘Creating positive workplace cultures and tackling bullying in the NHS - a collective call to action’, the Alliance of Healthcare Organisations committed to civility and respect throughout the National Health Service and the new offer for staff being developed as part of the People Plan.</p><p>Statutory guidance will be issued later this year to clarify for employers what reasonable steps they should be taking, as required under the Equality Act 2010, to protect staff as well as the consultation on potential new legislation aimed at further deterring sexual harassment.</p><p>The Department does not collect data on the number of complaints of sexual harassment and abuse against patients or NHS staff, as many are dealt with locally in line with the NHS Complaints procedure. Further information is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/how-do-i-give-feedback-or-make-a-complaint-about-an-nhs-service" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/how-do-i-give-feedback-or-make-a-complaint-about-an-nhs-service</a></p><p>The NHS Staff Survey records staff reporting whether they have been bullied, abused or physically assaulted but these figures are not broken down to separately identify sexual harassment or abuse.</p><p>NHS Digital publishes reasons for leaving data as part of the Hospital and Community Health Services workforce statistics for England. This can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-workforce-statistics/december-2018" target="_blank">https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-workforce-statistics/december-2018</a></p><p>However, the data does not go into the level of granularity of staff leaving as a result of sexual harassment or abuse at work.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 267167 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:47:00.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:47:00.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this