The NHS spend approximately £200,000,000 per annum on the treatment of around 800,000 nurses who injure themselves each year, whilst delivering care. 3,600 nurses are forced into early retirement as a result of their injury1, or in some cases needing to stop delivering care to take a more administrative job function where it’s easier to manage the pain.
It is vital that we work together to make the essential difference in protecting you and your colleagues against potential harm when delivering care. Without you, care cannot be delivered. This starts with having the right equipment, at the right time. Equipment that is maintained to required regulations and is clean and functioning correctly and safely.