Nurses at the forefront of fight against modern slavery
Official figures for the number of victims of modern slavery who have come into contact with NHS services in the past two years could be the ‘tip of the iceberg’, experts say
Hundreds of modern slavery victims have come into contact with NHS health services in UK cities since 2015, a Nursing Standard investigation reveals. A total of 464 suspected or confirmed modern slavery victims were identified at 29 trusts and health boards over the past two years. But experts say the figures are only the tip of the iceberg, as many NHS organisations do not yet have systems in place to record potential victims.
Nursing Standard. 32, 14, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.14.12.s10