Violence against NHS staff – tell us what it’s like where you work

We all know that violence against NHS staff is a problem. But for every case that gets reported or makes the news how many others are never heard about?

UNISON has been asked by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Investigates programme to help them discover what it’s really like for NHS staff experiencing violence at work. They are looking for NHS staff that would be willing to keep audio diaries over the next few months detailing any incidents they experience. These can be completely anonymous so you won’t need to give your name or that of the trust you work at.

You won’t need to carry around any fancy gadgets, just your mobile phone and email the audio files to the programme researcher. All you need to do is describe any incidents that happen, what that felt like and the impact it had on you. They are looking for a range of people, across the UK and also in different disciplines/departments across the NHS.

The BBC is keen to get this up and running as soon as possible, so if you’re interested let us know by emailing or on 07957 507 317 Your details will be kept confidential and will not be passed to the programme researcher without your explicit permission.