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Update from our Academic Partners – Queen Mary University of London

NHS Violence Reduction Academy academic partners, Queen Mary University of London, held an engagement event with over 17 young people last month. The event considered ‘the role for health in preventing violence affecting young people’ and used arts-based methods to explore young people’s views and opinions. These views will form an important part of the Violence Reduction …

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Kamal Pasha – Emergency Department Violence Reduction Data Summit for ISTV

On 23 May 2024 the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme (VRP) held a data summit for London, to help drive improvements in ISTV (Information Sharing to Tackle Violence). The face-to-face event was attended by colleagues from various organisations including acute trusts, the Greater London Authority, Community Safety Partnership (CSP), Metropolitan Police, London’s Integrated Care Systems, …

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Supporting violence prevention in Merseyside

On 13 May, the Cheshire and Mersey Major Trauma Network held their first Violence Prevention Conference at the Museum of Liverpool. The conference was organised in partnership with the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership and the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University to provide a day of learning and discussion about concepts and delivery …

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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