Training and Education

The NHS London Violence Reduction Programme is working in partnership with Health Education England to embed ‘violence reduction’ and ‘youth violence’ principles into health staff training and curriculum. The aim is to support culture change across the NHS in advocating the role our staff have in reducing violence across the capital.

A new elearning resource has been launched that will equip NHS staff with valuable skills to support violence reduction in local communities across England.

The self-guided online training will be delivered across two sessions: the first introduces a theory-based approach to understand the causes of violence, whilst the second is a more practical session identifying the role of healthcare services in violence reduction and identifying those at risk. The resource can also be used to stimulate wider conversations about violence reduction within a range of group learning environments, such as workshops and team meetings.

The elearning resource will be delivered through the HEE elearning for healthcare (elfh) Hub, which is free for all NHS staff to access. You can register for a new account or sign in to your existing elfh Hub account and search for ‘Violence Reduction’.