A recent survey conducted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) found more than 60% of nurses working in the community have been subjected to verbal or physical abuse in the past two years.
More worrying, more than one in ten nurses had been subjected to physical assault in the same timescale.
The RCN believes a lack of funding is not an excuse for ignoring the risks faced by lone working nurses and argues that a well implemented policy, proper assessment of risks and an effective prevention strategy, including the use of specialist lone worker alarm systems are worthwhile investments.
That’s why every month, more and more NHS Trusts are turning to Skyguard for a comprehensive, yet cost-effective personal safety service to protect their lone workers. Here are just a few more reasons why:
Skyguard are offering our personal safety service for a GUARANTEED lower price on any like-for-like lone worker solution. With budgets being squeezed, every penny counts and Skyguard could save you a significant amount every year.
Skyguard is the UK’s only wholly-owned end-to-end personal safety service provider. We’ve developed every part of our supply chain from the devices to our Incident Management Centre. This gives us unique and unrivalled flexibility in tailoring our service to your exacting needs.
All of our clients benefit from the FREE unlimited use of Skyguard’s custom-built web portal, the Customer Service Centre. This secure interface allows client administrators or end-users to instantly create and update their account details in real-time.
Our portal further empowers client administrators with access to a full suite of activity and mapping reports, which can be exported for further analysis.
Our personal safety devices can be pooled or shared between UNLIMITED numbers of different users AT NO ADDITIONAL COST with the simple click of a mouse – ideal for clients who share a pool of devices for their shift workers. Any changes are updated immediately onto Skyguard’s online Customer Service Centre portal and made available to controllers during an alarm.
Our service is already used by over half the UK’s Police forces, but just within the past 18 months, more than 100 NHS Trusts spread across the nation have subscribed to Skyguard’s personal safety service to protect their lone workers. Trusts such as:
Skyguard is fully audited and approved to the highest lone working industry standards (BS 8484:2016, BS 5979 Cat II and ISO 9001). We’re also registered and compliant to Commercial Third Party – Level 2, of the NHS Information Governance Toolkit. But there’s more…
Skyguard are fully committed to absolute excellence. To back our statement up, we were the first industry service provider to have both personal safety device and Alarm Receiving Centre awarded the prestigious ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation – the Police Preferred Specification design scheme.
We’re offering our fully managed personal safety service at a guaranteed lower price than the 2009 Framework agreement. With budgets being squeezed, every penny counts and Skyguard could save you a significant amount every year.
Switching to Skyguard and saving 10% couldn’t be easier. If you are still in contract via the 2009 Lone Worker Framework Agreement, we will buy out your contract. It won’t cost you a penny. We’ll take care of everything. There is no inconvenience caused to you. We’ll even offer full training on using our devices at a time and place convenient to you.
Of course, we understand that changing providers is a big step, so isn’t it prudent to try before you buy? Why not trial our personal alarms and service for 30 days ABSOLUTELY FREE? There’s no obligation to purchase.
Give us a call on 0845 0360 999 to find out more or arrange an appointment where we can demonstrate our devices and service to suit you. Alternatively, use our contact us form and we’ll be in touch right away.
Skyguard’s Personal Safety Service for Lone Workers can Offer Your Trust the Following...
"Skyguard's MySOS was the obvious choice as it incorporates the latest technology, whilst being easy to use and offers good value for money.”
“We’ve been proven right in our choice; the service from Skyguard has been very professional, right from the early days during the procurement project through the implementation, where they have proved extremely flexible and helpful, and into the operational deployment of the service and devices.”
“Our staff now have more confidence knowing that help is at hand should it be necessary to activate the device.”
Skyguard is registered and compliant to Commercial Third Party (CTP) Level 2 of the NHS Information Governance guidelines.