Violence against NHS staff from patients or relatives
The staff pledges, part of the NHS Constitution, define what the NHS expects from staff and what staff can expect from NHS employers. One of the pledges is to provide support and opportunities for staff to maintain their health, wellbeing and safety.
For further information, please see the <a href="http://www.nhsstaffsurveys.com/Page/1010/Home/NHS-Staff-Survey-2015/">"NHS Staff Survey website"</a>.
The data are unweighted. From 2012, the question has become more sensitive to responses due to the amendment of response options.
National averages include other organisations outside of the sectors shown in the charts, for example PCTs and CCGs.
In 2015, extra categories were created for acute trusts and mental health & learning disability trusts that are combined community trusts. Where these trusts were previously coded as either acute trusts or mental health & learning disability trusts, the analysis included them in the categories they were previously in.