Christopher Michael

Our second interview was with Mifta Choudhury from Southwark based Vanguard Partner, youth charity Youth Ink

The Newham Youth Partnership promotes collaboration between organisations working with children, young people and families in Newham, east London.

Newham-based Fight for Peace became a Vanguard partner earlier this year. The organisation works with young people aged 7-25, delivering boxing and martial arts training combined with personal development.

Reviewing the London Vanguards

The National Health & Justice team and the London Violence Reduction programme recently held a series of annual reviews with the London Vanguards. These were held in person, hosted by each Vanguard at venues within their ICS areas. The purpose of the annual reviews was for the Vanguards to reflect on their progress since launch, including successes and challenges they experienced in delivering this new model of care.

Launch of new NHS London Violence Reduction Academy to help tackle interpersonal violence in London

This June, the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme will launch the NHS London Violence Reduction Academy, in association with the academic partner chosen to work with the Programme on the delivery of the Academy work. The Violence Reduction Academy is a new initiative which aims to build evidence and share best practice around ways to reduce violence, supporting the health system to implement them across the capital.

Innovation in London: Major Trauma Centres get ready to develop integrated psychological treatment pathways for Major Trauma patients

A blog by Dr Estelle Moore (Chair PPN London) & Claire Ruiz (Senior Programme Manager, Violence Reduction Programme).

London has implemented a world class pan-regional system of trauma care since 2010, resulting in improvements in patient outcomes, largely due to the restructure of the Major Trauma System that has optimised clinical care delivery (Cole et al, 2015)1.

Together for London’s Children

Our Clinical Director, Martin Griffiths OBE, gave the keynote speech at Together for London’s Children, a Summit arranged by The London Innovation and Improvement Alliance, on 9 February, held in the Guildhall. This was a packed meeting with senior leaders and councillors from local government, NHS organisations, Ofstead, MOPAC and many others.

The Darzi Fellowship is an academic programme

The Darzi Fellowship is an academic programme supporting Fellows to lead a live piece of systems change work- the “Darzi Challenge”. My Darzi Challenge is to improve the anonymised data shared by London’s 28 Emergency Departments regarding assault related presentations through Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV). Information Sharing to Tackle Violence – London Datastore.

Information Sharing to Tackle Violence

Most patients who present to Emergency Departments (EDs) with violence-related injuries do not report the violence to police. This means our EDs have access to unique information about the hidden level and nature of violence, and the places where violence is prevalent. By recording this information, ED staff become advocates for violence reduction and prevention. This information equips our partners to develop and implement violence reduction strategies and local prevention measures, ultimately building safer communities, improving health and social outcomes, and saving lives.

Violence Reduction e-Learning Resource

Last spring, the London Violence Reduction Programme (in collaboration with Health Education England) launched an e-learning module on the role of health in reducing and preventing serious youth violence. The below graphic provides a summary of how the resource has been received by health and care professionals to date. Please continue to promote and share the resource across local networks.

Why Women’s International Day is Significant

The 2023 global theme of International Women’s Day (IWD), Embrace Equity, is important to our work at The NHS London Violence Reduction Programme. It reminds us that preventing violence is a key element to achieving health equality in our communities across London. However, importantly recognising the role of women in helping to achieve our goals must be acknowledged.

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