More than one-third of nurses working alone have been assaulted or harassed in the last two years, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing.

The survey found that 52 per cent of nurses working alone thought the threat of violence or abuse had increased over the same time period. Around 85 per cent of those surveyed worked alone a quarter of the time and over half worked outside normal office hours.

The RCN has launched a 'you're not alone' campaign to call on government to honour commitments to fund training and technology to help protect lone workers.

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