A baseline audit and critical analysis of NHS local security management specialists

Chakawata, Will M. (2011) A baseline audit and critical analysis of NHS local security management specialists. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This research focuses on the role of Local Security Management Specialists (LSMSs) who are part of NHS corporate security. They were introduced in England by the Secretary of State’s Directions (Statutory Instrument 3039:2002) in 2003 and there are approximately 400 LSMSs in England. The main reason for undertaking this study is an acknowledgement that there is limited data on security generally (Horrocks 2001). It is argued that the last significant research on security managers was 18 years ago by Hearnden (1993). Indeed, a literature search on LSMSs yielded no results on published research data and identified a gap in the knowledge. This research aims to break new ground by becoming the first study into NHS security management. The author used an online facility to reach the sample and conducted semi-structured interviews. The survey response rate was 35%. The mixed research methods should help to establish the reliability and validity of the study. The challenges faced in obtaining ethical approval which will be discussed later.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 14:24
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:50
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/5699

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