Personal safety when working alone: guidance for members working in health and social care

Royal College of Nursing, October 2016

This short guide provides guidance for nurses and healthcare staff who work alone. It also contains a checklist for RCN safety representatives who work on negotiating improvements to workplace safety for members and nurse managers who manage lone working staff. For those wanting more in-depth information on lone working, there is a list of sources of further information in the back of the guide.

Click here to view the guidance.


Lone worker estate mapping report

NHS Networks, July 2015

As NHS workers become more mobile and provide more services out in the community, NHS Protect has completed a comprehensive survey of lone worker protection across the NHS in England, and found wide variance in provision by employers. Over 2000 stakeholders in the NHS were contacted by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and over 700 commissioned services were invited by NHS Protect to complete the survey. Data collection took place from January to April 2015 and the exercise was approved by the Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI).

Click here to download the report.