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Health Visitors: Crimes of Violence

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many physical assaults on health visitors were recorded in each of the last five years. (287375)

The information is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Since 2004-05, the NHS Security Management Service has collected information on the number of physical assaults reported against national health service staff in England. Tables showing the number of assaults reported by each health body have already been placed in the Library.