NPAG Violence Reduction & Security Management Network

The NHS employs more than 1.5 million people, putting it in the top five of the world’s largest workforces. Ensuring effective security within such a large and diverse service is no small task.  This network will bring together NHS security specialists to understand and overcome issues. It will allow shared learning and training across organisations, pulling together a disparate community and gaining valuable insights from suppliers and experts.

Effective security demands strong partnerships within organisations and with partner agencies and we will be exploring how to create the right culture for better security.

The Forward Agenda

The ongoing agenda will be driven by members but we anticipate members to look at:

Physical Security: 

  • Policy Work
  • Legislation
  • CCTV/Body Cameras
  • Lockdown
  • Thefts/ASB
  • Access Control
  • Security of assets
  • Lighting / Fencing
  • FP10’s, Medicines, Gases
  • Protecting Estate & Assets
  • Manned Guarding
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Working with Police & CPS

Violence Reduction/Staff Safety:

  • Policy Work
  • Legislation
  • Assaults
  • Hate Crime
  • PMVA/Restraint
  • Panic & Static Alarms
  • Lone Working Solutions
  • Application of sanctions
  • Conflict Resolution & Safety Training



Facilitator Dale Atkins

Coordinator Marie Cherry

Download details about this group here:

Violence Reduction & Security Management Network 2023-24 Marketing Flyer

Violence Reduction & Security Management Network 2023-24 Registration Form 

Violence Reduction & Security Management Network 2022-23 Annual Report

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    I joined NPAG having just come into post as a Security Manager. I find the meetings to be a fantastic way of sharing lessons learned and information with other Security Managers. The meetings have covered some fantastic and very informative topics, all of which are provided to you after the meeting so you can take them away for your own knowledge. I personally find that the most useful tool is the way the group share information. There comes a time when we would all like to compare a policy or just get the thoughts and opinions from other professionals in the same role and the NPAG provide this information through the networking scheme. See you next year!!!

    Security Manager, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

    The NPAG Security Network is a great opportunity to keep up to date with relevant changes to practices and legislation that affects hospital security in light of the demise of NHS Protect.  We have had some really great external speakers and I have learned a lot from these and have been able to feed back a lot of information to my Trust following each meeting.

    Facilities Manager/LSMS, St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust