A fundamental part of our UHSussex Violence, Prevention & Reduction Stakeholder Group is focused on the prevention and reduction of violence toward NHS colleagues.
The quarterly Stakeholder Group reports into the Exec-Led Leadership, Culture & Development (LCD) Steering Group chaired by Chief People Officer, David Grantham.
VPR project updates
- Sept 2023 – Supplementary VPR Policy (link opens via SharePoint) approved by Trust Management Committee and now includes:
- i. Designation of a number of ‘hotspot areas’ for enhanced ‘conflict management’ training
- ii. Adoption of Manager V&A Response SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).
- iii. Introduce a V&A Response Feedback process to hear directly from staff who have experienced V&A in the workplace (in particular minoritized staff groups) and continuously improve the Manager Response Standard Operating Procedure and staff support programme.
- April 2023 – Conflict Management training is now statutory and mandatory for all staff
- Sussex ICS Violence Prevention and Reduction Strategy launched.
14.7% of the Sussex NHS Trust workforce have experienced physical violence from a patient/service user, their relatives, or other members of the public.2022 national NHS staff survey
Our primary aim is for our people to be supported, safe and secure at work through preventing and reducing incidents of violence and abuse toward them.
Workforce psychological safety is paramount to a healthy and productive employer / employee relationship; creating a safe service user and workforce environment and helping to improve the experiences of everyone living in Sussex who use our services.