With NHS staff receiving over 100,000 needlestick injuries every year - risking infection with hepatitis or HIV - organisations including the Royal College of Nursing and Unison have launched the Safer Needles for Safer Healthcare Network to highlight better training and education in the use and availability of safety devices. Last year just under 40 per cent of needlestick accidents occurred to nurses and 36 per cent of accidents occurred to non-frontline staff.

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