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An investigation has found that thousands of hospital staff are reporting claims of sexual assaults and harassment by patients, according to the Guardian. The paper says that more than 20,000 incidents of sexual violence and misconduct, including rape, assault, and stalking, were recorded by 212 NHS trusts in England in the five years to 2022. Deeba Syed, a senior legal officer at the Rights of Woman helpline, also tells the paper that the organisation hears “worrying reports of women feeling pressured into not raising formal grievances” following incidents.