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Medical recruitment agent jailed for “masterminding multiple NHS fraud conspiracies”

A medical recruitment agent – along with four healthcare assistants and a nurse whom he had persuaded to defraud the NHS – have all been sentenced at Kingston-upon-Hull Crown Court for conspiracy to defraud. Charles Elad, 46, was working as a recruitment officer for...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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New research reveals low levels of GDPR compliance among educational facilities

Despite high levels of awareness regarding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, only 22% of schools, colleges and universities of the 500 surveyed by NW Security Group felt that their data protection policies were compliant....
Posted On 22 May 2018
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From Forensics to Real-Time: Developing Transport Security

Evolving technology has driven a shift across Europe from legacy analogue CCTV to network video solutions providing immediate and significant benefits when it comes to securing critical transport systems. As the UK struggles to keep pace, Lucas Young discusses the business case...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Making Water Security Work

Proposed changes in the 2019 Price Review formula for the water industry devised by regulator Ofwat could be pointing the way towards the sector having to elevate perimeter protection for key-critical sites such that it becomes a major issue of focus for a given company’s Board...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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On The Right Tracks

Arguably, no other city is as recognised by its transport system as London, with the capital’s famous red buses, black taxis and tube trains known the world over. Here, Ben Farrar assesses key and equipment management on the London Underground network in order to demonstrate how...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017
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Security’s Watching Brief

With NHS Protect reporting that assaults on NHS staff in England are up by around 5% year-on-year (67,864 assaults in 2014-2015 versus 70,555 in 2015-2016), NHS Trusts are doing what they can to improve the safety of employees and patients alike. Herman Vermaak explains how...
Posted On 15 Oct 2017
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A Touch of Retail Security Therapy

As part of an ongoing commitment aimed at redefining the role of the retail security operative, Cardinal Security and Amberstone (part of The Cardinal Group) are working in partnership with Dixons Carphone on a strategy that combines skilled personnel with electronic surveillance...
Posted On 15 Oct 2017
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Lobbying for a Security Blueprint

In recent times, specific events have served to focus the hotel industry’s spotlight on safety and security issues. With large corporate customers stepping up their requirements when it comes to employee safety and data protection, the industry as a whole has been challenged to...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017
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The Built Environment: Can It Really Be Designed to Reduce Acts of Crime?

Criminologists, sociologists, psychologists and many others will doubtless continue to develop our understanding of crime and its myriad effects on society. One aspect for keen consideration is whether or not it’s actually possible to reduce crime simply through the improved...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017
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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

An event can be plagued by uncertainties like power or equipment failure, a medical emergency, an unwanted fire, sponsorship withdrawal or the last-minute cancellation of a Keynote Speaker. It’s difficult to deal with all of these contingencies and more without a carefully...
Posted On 15 May 2017
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