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.
We are delighted to announce as part of our Mental Health Trauma workstream, letters of intention for funding have been sent to Major Trauma Centre’s (MTCs) to pilot for two years, the integrated model of care for physical and psychological trauma care which can be then stepped up when a major incident occurs.
The Vanguard programme aims to work effectively with communities to co-produce better outcomes for young people at risk of being involved in violence. The model of care provides therapeutic services whilst addressing local inequalities and marginalisation to improve the lives of young people with complex needs.
Social prescribing is a way of connecting those most affected, or at risk of violence within their communities, with local support. The pathway is designed to support clinical and non-clinical staff in identifying vulnerable individuals and getting them the right kind of support within the community.
Hospitals play a key role in addressing the drivers of violence and contributing towards violence prevention. The NHS London Violence Reduction Programme was set up in 2019 to support clinical teams in developing locally sensitive approaches to tackling the root causes of violence, inequality and exclusion.