SHBN Resources

Staff Guide to Improving Lone Worker Safety

An NHS Employers' guide for staff who work alone to improve their personal safety.

Managers’ Guide to Improving Lone Worker Safety

An NHS Employers' guide for employers and managers on what to do to improve the personal safety of lone workers.

Managing the Risks of Sharps Injuries

An NHS Employers' guide to help individuals understand and manage the risks from sharps injuries.

The health, safety and wellbeing of shift workers in healthcare environments

Guidance from NHS Employers on the impact of shift work on healthcare workers and the things employers can do to help

World Health Organisation interim guidance on health workforce policy and management

Interim guidance from the WHO on health workforce policy and management in the context of COVID-19. Published December 2020

The knock-on effects of sharps injuries

A news stry from the Hospital Times on sharps injuries - December 2020

Lord carter review – Transforming NHS Aseptic Services in England

A national report for the Department of Health and Social Care by Lord Carter of Coles

PHE report – Through the eye of a needle report

A surveillance report by Public Health England into occupational exposure of bloodborne viruses in healthcare workers.


The Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network is supported by the following organisations.

  • Unison
  • RCN
  • phs
  • PHE
  • NHS Wales
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • NHS Confederation
  • iosh
  • HSE
  • CQC
  • BMA
  • BDIA
  • BDA
  • BD
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  • ABHI