The National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) was formed in 1994, as a non profit making professional organisation in the United Kingdom. The association is committed to providing a robust and professional service to our members, delivering on our strategy and the ongoing development of Security Management within the Healthcare sector. Please click the button below for details of how you can become a Member of NAHS


NAHS Survey on the Draft Violence Reduction Standards

The National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) welcomes the letter of intent from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; the Rt. Hon. Matthew Hancock MP pledging support to NHS staff who are subjected to violence in the workplace.

In addition NAHS welcomes the new Violence Prevention and Reduction Standards produced by NHS England, circulated via the NHS Future Collaboration Platform on Tuesday 18th February 2020.

In order seek the views of our members; NAHS has circulated both documents along with a short survey. We hope that all our members will be able to respond however we appreciate that due to the closure date set by NHS England (Monday 2nd March 2020), the opportunity to respond is extremely time limited.

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What Does NAHS Offer?

Membership of the Association is free and is open to those people involved in the field of healthcare security, including private or military hospitals, in a NHS Trust or by a private healthcare facility.


Associate Member

Those employed within the Healthcare Security Industry or with direct links to it, e.g. Security Officers. 

Accredited Member

ASMS qualified individuals and those Individual security professionals employed in the Healthcare Security Industry, e.g. Manager / Team Leader. 

Corporate Partner

Individuals from organisations providing support, products or services to the Healthcare Security Industry.

NAHS Annual Awards 2019

On the 14th November 2019 we held our Annual Conference, AGM and #NAHS19 awards which were very kindly sponsored by Paxton Access. We would like to thank all those of you who took the time to nominate and recognise the outstanding and committed staff who work to keep our Healthcare environment, staff and patients safe. Our judging panel had an extremely difficult time working through the nominations and choosing their winners as the quality of the nominations was so high.

The Award categories were as follows:

• Healthcare Security Officer
• Healthcare Security Team
• Healthcare Security Manager / ASMS (LSMS) ...


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