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Michael Cheetham – New guidance on collecting data on violence in emergency departments

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has published new standard operating procedures (SOP) and training materials that explain how emergency departments should collect data on assault victims. For colleagues that work in an Emergency Department, this blog sets out how collecting this data is vital to supporting violence reduction. Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) …

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Dr Clare Bingham – London Vanguards progress

When I joined the Violence Reduction Programme, the three London Vanguards were in their early stages of mobilisation, and they are now delivering a community multi-system model for children and young people impacted by violence. The Vanguards are based on a service model developed by an Expert Advisory Group and underpinned by the national Health …

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Vicki Golden – Exciting things to come from ISTV

You may already be aware that 2024 is an exciting year for the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) programme, with new opportunities and possibilities. In the violence reduction landscape, ISTV has played a pivotal role in laying the foundation for data in the NHS Violence Reduction Programme and informing the work of Community Safety …

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Sania Shakoor and Heather McMullen are from the Violence Academy’s academic partner London’s Queen Mary University. They share some thoughts on how they hope to build a meaningful collaboration and how we can effectively work with communities affected by violence to provide a meaningful contribution to the evidence base.

We’re very conscious that some people in this space have been excluded in the past. So, we believe it will be vital to ensure that everyone has positive collaborative experiences in the future. Accessibility will be a guideline for us. We can’t have an ivory tower. This stuff’s going to need to have real world …

Sania Shakoor and Heather McMullen are from the Violence Academy’s academic partner London’s Queen Mary University. They share some thoughts on how they hope to build a meaningful collaboration and how we can effectively work with communities affected by violence to provide a meaningful contribution to the evidence base. Read More »

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

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.

The Means to Achieving Good Mental Health: A Public Health Perspective

A public health approach means tackling an issue by preventing it from happening instead of treating it afterwards. Better to design and build safe pavements for people to walk on than fix broken bones from people falling over in the high street! To do this we need to look at the cause of the problem (an uneven pavement next to a busy road?) and may also need to understand what created the cause (a global shortage of tarmac or a company using cheaper materials to meet their budget?) so we can decide how best to address it (increase pavement budgets or close the walkway while we wait for more tarmac?). This gives us an opportunity to offer environmental solutions that work for whole communities and prevent other people from being hurt in future.

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.

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.

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.

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