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

Clinical Lead for In-Hospital VR Models – Michael Carver; Lead Nurse for Violence Reduction, The Royal London Hospital

Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing and Primary Care – Arun Hansi; GP, Enfield

Clinical Lead for Data and Intelligence – Adam Woodgate; Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Consultant with Physician Response Unit (London’s Air Ambulance), The Royal London Hospital


  • 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