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
  • Programme Lead: Sinead Dervin; Head of Health and Justice, NHS England and Improvement (London)
  • Senior Programme Manager: Emily Treder
  • Programme Manager: Nadine Pfeifer
  • Project Manager: Alex Besley
  • Contact:
  • Twitter: @martinpgriff
  • Biography: Martin Patrick Griffiths


  • 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