NAHS Conference Newsletter 2019

Updated #NAHS19 Newsletter

Welcome to the #NAHS19 Conference Newsletter. In this month’s edition you can find:

  • A full update report on this year’s #NAHS19 AGM, Annual Conference and Awards.
  • Links to our new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) process.
  • Details of our new Corporate Partnership package and launch date.
  • The date for next year’s AGM, Conference and Awards – #NAHS20.


The AGM took place before the Conference and members were briefed on the actions of the Executive Committee.  We presented our Financial report and details of our progress towards Charity status.  Each Executive provided an update on their specific area of responsibility and the Committee took questions from members.  To read the full account of the meeting we have provided the minutes of the meeting which are available here.

#NAHS19 Conference 2019

Conference Update

Our Annual Conference, #NAHS19 took place on Thursday 14th November at The Studio, Birmingham and was titled Professionalising Healthcare Security.  The Conference was jointly sponsored by Multitone and Panasonic and  was located on two floors to allow more space for networking and our exhibitors.  Details and photographs of our exhibitors and the Conference can be found here.
We had over 140 people attend with quite a few last minute and on the day attendees.  The day started with Breakfast kindly sponsored by Westgrove Group.
After the AGM, Peter Finch, NAHS President and Jayne King, NAHS Chair welcomed delegates and introduced the day.  Panasonic, followed by West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit and then Multitone took us to mid morning coffee break, sponsored by Carlisle Support Services when delegates had the opportunity to visit stands from Deister Electronic, PPSS, Corps Security, Calla, CriticalArc, The Security Institute, ASIS, Innovise, Carlisle, Paxton, Multitone, Panasonic and Lazerbeam Fire and Security.  Please check out the #NAHS19 webpage for links to the websites of all our exhibitors.
Guy Mathias, Chair of the Security Commonwealth took centre stage which was followed by an Interactive tabletop discussion.  This gave delegates the opportunity to discuss and feedback on their specific topics and questions.
Lunch was very kindly sponsored by Carlisle Support Services giving delegates another opportunity to network and visit the exhibitor’s stands.  The afternoon session was  kicked off by Ian Todd, Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and a former NHS Paramedic. The rest of the afternoon sessions were provided by Innovise, West Midlands Police Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and a session on the use of Body Worn Video in Mental Health Units presented by Jim Tighe, West London NHS Trust.
Anthony Searle, Paxton Access and our #NAHS19 Awards sponsor provided an insight into the work of his company and the collaboration with the NHS to secure and protect NHS Trusts around the country.
The PowerPoint presentations that were are allowed to share will be uploaded to the #NAHS19 page on the website later this week.
#NAHS19 Paxton Awards

Awards – The Winners

The #NAHS19 Awards were sponsored by Paxton Access. The categories this year were as follows:

  • Healthcare Security Officer.
  • Healthcare Security Manager / ASMS (LSMS).
  • Healthcare Security Team.
  • Violence Reduction Initiative.
  • Healthcare Security Innovation.

Follow the links below for the list of all our nominees per category and an extract of the winning nomination citation.  Judging and deciding our winners was extremely difficult this year as we had a number of exceptionally good nominations.  Unfortunately, we did not receive any nominations for the Healthcare Security Executive / Security Management Director or Non-Exec Director category. The very worthy winners for the remaining categories are detailed below.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our external judges Rollo Davies and Guy Mathias who game up their valuable time to assist the Executive Committee in reviewing all nominations.

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees.  Scroll down for our Winners.  More information along with the details of all the nominations received can be found on our website here

We will be sharing the PowerPoint slides for the majority of our presentations however, we will not be able to share the CT and ROCU one for Security reasons.  We will be publishing a detailed report on the plenary session along with your feedback on the day which was collected by our event organisers.

Healthcare Security Officer

Tiffany Satchell of Noonan Security, based at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust pictured here receiving her award from Ian Todd.  An extremely worthy recipient and a shining example of the outstanding work that is being done at Trust level.  Download the nomination here.

Healthcare Security Manager

Peter Paskin from SAFE was nominated and won the Healthcare Security Manager category for his work with Virgin Care.  Peter is pictured here receiving his award from Martin Lomas.  Download Peter’s first nomination here and second nomination here.

Healthcare Security Innovation

The Clinical Liaison Nurses (Security) from Mersey Care NHS Trust were our winners of the Healthcare Security Innovation category for their exceptional work at Ashworth Hospital Low and Medium Secure Forensic Mental Health UnitsPeter Finch, NAHS President was pleased to present the award to the Ashworth Team.  Their nomination is available to download here.

Healthcare Security Team

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells were the worthy winners in the Healthcare Security Team category.  Their nomination (available to download here) contained examples of how their focus really is on ensuring outstanding delivery of care for the patients.  A shining example of fantastic service and care.  The Team are pictured receiving their award from Roger Ringham.

Healthcare Violence Reduction Initiative
Grant Moss received the award on behalf of the team responsible for the ‘No Excuse for Abuse‘ Posters designed in collaboration with West Midlands Police.  The award was Presented by Anthony Jackson NHS England and NAHS member. Download their nomination here.
NAHS Chair's Award

This year, our Chair’s Award went to Jim Tighe, West London NHS Trust for his work on the use of Body Worn Video (BWV) within the Mental Health wards.  The Trust trialed the use of BWV by Nursing staff recognising the benefits in violence reduction along with patient and staff safety.  An extremely well deserved award and recognition presented by Jayne King for this pioneering work by Jim and his Trust.


12th November 2020, The Studio, Birmingham

To ensure we have an even bigger and better Conference next year we have already started planning and have agreed a date with the venue.  We are pleased to report that we will be returning to The Studio, Birmingham on 12th November 2020 for next year’s AGM, Conference and Awards #NAHS20.   Save the date in your calendar now and look out for the link to the ticket booking page next year.

Launch of Continuing Professional Development

Our new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) developed in association with the Security Institute (SyI) was launched at the Conference and is available to all members.  We would like to thank Di Thomas (SyI) in particular as she has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of this CPD package with the NAHS Executives.

All Members should note that the 2020 CPD criteria will replace this in January, so anyone wishing to attain their SyI accredited CPD points for 2019 needs to submit by mid December.

The NAHS CPD scheme can be found on our website and can be access here.

Launch of Corporate Partner Package

As previously mentioned, we are changing the current Corporate Membership access and are launching Corporate Partnership on the 1st January 2020.

The details of the package are available here but in short, we are increasing the price for those wishing to Partner with NAHS and will be providing a number of tangible benefits.  These include having Corporate Partner visibility on a dedicated page on the NAHS website (logo, short bio and link to Partner’s website, Twitter, Facebook etc.).  Corporate Partners are invited to sponsor our monthly Newsletter and blogs with all requests being vetted by the Executive Committee to ensure the subject and topic is pertinent to our members.  It should be noted that Corporate Partnership does not confer rights of membership and so Partners cannot attend the AGM nor can they vote in NAHS elections.   All Corporate Partners will have first refusal to exhibit and sponsor our Annual Conference events commencing in 2020.

In our next Edition

In our next edition we will feature:

  • Changes to the NAHS structure and Executive Director responsibilities.
  • Launch of the National Job Board and process for advertising vacancies on the NAHS website.
  • Details of a draft agreement with the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command for Information and Intelligence Sharing.
  • An article on BS10800 – The Code of Practice for the Provision of Security Services. Essential reading and reference to anyone specifying Security contracts or tenders.
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