Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5881

Date Request Received: 12/10/2020 09:32:43

Date Request Replied To: 14/12/2020 11:22:16

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Request Summary: ED Violence Prevention Teams Audit

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
In your Emergency Departments are adults and/or children attending with assault-related injuries or attending as victims of violence identified for interventions that go beyond their immediate health needs?
Answer To Question 1:
Yes, identification at triage and assault noted on triage process - this would either be explored at triage if time allowed or by attending clinician. Once risks identified and discussion had with patient consent for onward referral we may refer direct to police, complete domestic abuse risk assessments, MASH forms and have leaflets for patients to self refer.
Question Number 2:
If yes, we would be grateful to receive information detailing:

The remit of this violence-specific work. Specifically, which types of patients are identified (e.g. domestic assault, sexual assault, alcohol-related assault, etc.) and whether identification is specific to a group of patients (e.g. women, children).
Answer To Question 2:
The Clinician or triage nurse would explore with patient exact nature of assault and classify it accordingly. Everyone would go through same process irrespective of age, sex and background etc
Question Number 3:
Approximately how many staff are involved with any specific violence-related initiatives.
Answer To Question 3:
Senior Nurses and Clinicians. All staff receive training on identifying concerns and escalating disclosures. They are also advised on how they can signpost patients
Question Number 4:
Approximately when the service(s) started (year and month).
Answer To Question 4:
No specific service in place
Question Number 5:
Whether the staff involved with the service(s) in the Emergency Department are NHS employees, employees of other organisations.
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:
In the case that patients are referred to service(s) outside of the NHS, which services they are typically referred to.
Answer To Question 6:
Domestic abuse services and multi-agency safeguarding teams
Question Number 7:
In the case that patients are referred to service(s) inside the NHS, which services/specialities they are typically referred to.
Answer To Question 7:
Mental health liaison / clinical psychology
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