Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 Alert Sample


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Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 mentioned

Select Committee Documents
Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Oral Evidence - Police Pensions Q&A Facebook Group, XPS Administration, National Police Chiefs' Council, Police Federation of England and Wales, University of Cambridge, and National Police Wellbeing Service

Home Affairs Committee

Found: into sentencing as well, where we do not feel as though that is being treated in the spirit of the Assaults



Written Answers
Pharmacy: Security
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of the levels of security in community pharmacies to ensure (a) staff and (b) public safety.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The data related to crime, including assault and theft, in community pharmacies is not held by the Department but could be obtained from individual police departments through Freedom of Information requests. These are matters for the police and criminal justice system. Community pharmacy staff are considered emergency workers under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 which provides for increased sentencing powers.

Community pharmacies are private businesses that are commissioned to provide National Health Service pharmaceutical services and are legally responsible for the health and safety of their staff.

Pharmacies are by law required to keep controlled drugs, those most likely to be abused or that pose a risk of diversion from a legal supply route, in a locked safe, cabinet or room which is constructed to prevent unauthorised access to the drugs.

Pharmacy: Theft
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an estimate of the amount of medication that has been stolen from community pharmacies in the last year.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The data related to crime, including assault and theft, in community pharmacies is not held by the Department but could be obtained from individual police departments through Freedom of Information requests. These are matters for the police and criminal justice system. Community pharmacy staff are considered emergency workers under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 which provides for increased sentencing powers.

Community pharmacies are private businesses that are commissioned to provide National Health Service pharmaceutical services and are legally responsible for the health and safety of their staff.

Pharmacies are by law required to keep controlled drugs, those most likely to be abused or that pose a risk of diversion from a legal supply route, in a locked safe, cabinet or room which is constructed to prevent unauthorised access to the drugs.

Pharmacy: Security
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has taken recent steps to ensure that there is increased security for medicines within community pharmacies.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The data related to crime, including assault and theft, in community pharmacies is not held by the Department but could be obtained from individual police departments through Freedom of Information requests. These are matters for the police and criminal justice system. Community pharmacy staff are considered emergency workers under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 which provides for increased sentencing powers.

Community pharmacies are private businesses that are commissioned to provide National Health Service pharmaceutical services and are legally responsible for the health and safety of their staff.

Pharmacies are by law required to keep controlled drugs, those most likely to be abused or that pose a risk of diversion from a legal supply route, in a locked safe, cabinet or room which is constructed to prevent unauthorised access to the drugs.

Pharmacy: Crimes of Violence
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many incidences of assault have been committed against community pharmacy staff in the last year.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The data related to crime, including assault and theft, in community pharmacies is not held by the Department but could be obtained from individual police departments through Freedom of Information requests. These are matters for the police and criminal justice system. Community pharmacy staff are considered emergency workers under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 which provides for increased sentencing powers.

Community pharmacies are private businesses that are commissioned to provide National Health Service pharmaceutical services and are legally responsible for the health and safety of their staff.

Pharmacies are by law required to keep controlled drugs, those most likely to be abused or that pose a risk of diversion from a legal supply route, in a locked safe, cabinet or room which is constructed to prevent unauthorised access to the drugs.

Pharmacy: Safety
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the safety of community pharmacies.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The data related to crime, including assault and theft, in community pharmacies is not held by the Department but could be obtained from individual police departments through Freedom of Information requests. These are matters for the police and criminal justice system. Community pharmacy staff are considered emergency workers under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 which provides for increased sentencing powers.

Community pharmacies are private businesses that are commissioned to provide National Health Service pharmaceutical services and are legally responsible for the health and safety of their staff.

Pharmacies are by law required to keep controlled drugs, those most likely to be abused or that pose a risk of diversion from a legal supply route, in a locked safe, cabinet or room which is constructed to prevent unauthorised access to the drugs.

Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence
Asked by: Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party - East Londonderry)
Wednesday 6th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 in each of the last two years.

Answered by Gareth Bacon - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)

The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the number of offenders convicted for offences relating to assault on emergency worker, covering the period requested. The latest data available, up to the year ending June 2023, can be obtained with the following data tool: Outcomes by Offence tool: June 2023.

In the data tool, navigate to ‘Prosecutions and Convictions’ tab and select ‘8.22 Assault of an emergency worker’ in the ‘Offence’ filter.

The pivot table will present the total number of offenders convicted for assaulting an emergency worker since year ending June 2011, including the requested last two years.



Department Publications - Statistics
Thursday 16th May 2024
Ministry of Justice
Source Page: Criminal Justice System statistics quarterly: December 2023
Document: (PDF)

Found: (Amendment) Order 2014 • The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 • Domestic Abuse Act

Tuesday 19th March 2024
Ministry of Justice
Source Page: Criminal Justice System statistics quarterly: June 2023
Document: A Technical Guide to Criminal Justice Statistics (PDF)

Found: (Amendment) Order 2014 • The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 The Powers of Criminal