All NHS paramedics in England will use body cameras to try to stem the rise in violence against frontline staff.
As it stands, the maximum penalty for assaulting a rescuer will quadruple from 2018 with the adoption of new laws.
However, attacks on rescue workers continue to increase even as they protect the country during the Covid pandemic.
NHS England data showed 3,569 paramedics reported being attacked in 2020/21, a 32% increase in five years.
It’s thought that once the English paramedics new system works well that it could be implemented in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and eventually across the border in the Republic of Ireland too.
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