NHS Local Security Management Specialist
In December 2003, the Government launched a new strategy for security management work in the NHS, developed by the NHS Security Management Service (NHS SMS). A key part of this strategy is the introduction of the LSMS in each NHS health body – to provide professional skills and expertise to tackle security management issues across a range of proactive and reactive action. The LSMS will ensure high quality local delivery of this work, within a national legal framework for tackling violence and security management work, and according to training, standards, advice and guidance provided by the NHS SMS.
The overall objective of the LSMS will be to work on behalf of NHS health bodies to deliver an environment that is safe and secure so that the highest standards of clinical care can be made available to patients.