Violence Reduction

Our Mission

We are leading the way in shaping how the NHS can support violence reduction in order to have better wellbeing in our communities at a population and individual level.

The reduction and impact of the prevalence of violence in London is one of the ten priorities of the health and care vision for London to be the healthiest global city – London Vision


Key contacts

Clinical Director: Martin Griffiths

Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Royal London Hospital

Clinical Leads

Training and Education Niamh Ni-Longain

Consultant in adult and paediatric emergency medicine, Homerton Hospital

In-Hospital Michael Carver

Lead Nurse for Violence Reduction, The Royal London Hospital

Social Prescribing and Primary Care Arun Hansi

GP, Enfield

Data and Intelligence Adam Woodgate

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Consultant with Physician Response Unit (London’s Air Ambulance), The Royal London Hospital


Meet the team.

Programme Lead: Sinead Dervin

Head of Health and Justice, NHS England and Improvement (London)

Senior Programme Manager: Claire Ruiz

Project Managers: Adetola Masha, Kamal Pasha, Tukiya Mutupa and Kirstie Jarvie

Communications: Jon Winter

Email the team:

Twitter: @martinpgriff

Sign up to the London Violence Reduction bulletin


  • Trauma surgeon and violence reduction lead Martin Griffiths awarded CBE – Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Top surgeon appointed first NHS clinical director for violence reduction – NHS news story
  • Clinical Director Martin Griffiths on the best way to tackle youth violence –  King’s Fund podcast
  • Top surgeon named as first ‘violence reduction chief’ –  Evening Standard
  • Top surgeon Martin Griffiths appointed by NHS to tackle rising knife crime in London – ITV

Recent programme documents

NHS Violence London programme – high-level overview of the workstreams

CPN Minutes – 14 Jan 2020, 28 April 202021 July 2020, 13 Oct 2020