Tackling violence requires strong collaboration and partnership working, and NHS services have a key role to play. Working together with communities, we can help tackle inequalities, and the causes of violence.
In London we have been piloting in-hospital violence reduction models with a public health-based approach; understanding the risk factors that can lead to violence exposure; developing effective interventions that solve problems; and supporting people holistically. Taken together, these reduce the exposure of individuals to violence.
Working with experts and those with lived experience, we have produced In-Hospital Violence Reduction Services: A Guide to Effective Implementation.