I recently was invited to co-author an important paper on knife violence, for the publication – Scientific Reports. The paper details a single centre experience in the change of patterns of knife injury between 2012-2018.
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.