Petitioner: Angus O'Henley
Closing Date for Online Petition:
04 May 2017
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it a specific offence to assault any employee within NHS Scotland whilst that employee is carrying out any patient service in the Scottish NHS.
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Terms & Conditions
Do you agree that it is not acceptable for a work group who find themselves delivering services on occasion 12 hours a day or night to work in fear of being assaulted in the course of their work?
Do you agree that the current, narrow population of staff covered by the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 should be extended to all NHS Scotland employees?
Section 8 of the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 grants powers to Scottish Ministers to modify the list of employees. What roles would you like to see added to the list, and what work environments do you think this should cover?