It’s not OK - reducing violence towards our staff

News: It's Not OK

We’re working hard to reduce violence and aggression towards our staff and have joined forces with the Metropolitan Police to encourage the reporting and investigation of incidents.

Insp Rachel Cross and Sgt Verity Haylett revealed today how they are working closely with us at Oxleas NHS as part of our It’s Not OK programme, to reduce abuse against staff and prosecute those who are abusive or violent. 

Operation Cavell was launched in London in March following a three-month pilot. It is a partnership between the police, the NHS and the Crown Prosecution Service and aims to provide more support to staff as well as increase convictions. 

Chief Inspector Luke Mooney, from the Metropolitan Police, who led the pilot, said: “We are determined to make sure our NHS staff feel confident to report assaults or hate crime. There is no place in society for such abuse." 

This is part of a wider programme of work at Oxleas to reduce violence and aggression experienced by colleagues. The It's Not OK programme includes Quality Improvement initiatives, de-escalation training and raising awareness of how to report incidents. 

View this short film to find out more about our plans. 

Published on 23rd April 2021