Paramedics to be given body cameras to protect them from abuse

02 July 2018 – Gov.uk

Paramedics are to be given body cameras as part of a new wellbeing pledge ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday. NHS employers will also be introducing fast-access systems to speed up access to free mental health support and physiotherapy for their staff.

The measures are part of the 10-year plan that the NHS will agree over the next 6 months as part of the planned £20.5 billion increase to NHS funding by 2023.

In an initial pilot, 465 ambulances and their paramedics will be equipped with body cameras, with potential for a full rollout to all paramedics, and other priority areas.

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