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ITV News - Knife crime

Young people are being shown the gruesome injuries that can be caused by knives in an attempt to cut growing levels of violent crime.

This item from ITV News features our TIIG project lead Jennifer Germain demonstrating how TIIG data mapping is being used to highlight areas affected by knife crime.

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London Mayor sets up Violence Reduction Unit to tackle violent crime:

Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to establish a new Violence Reduction Unit to reduce violence in the capital by taking a public health approach.

A public health approach treats violent crime as a disease – first working to contain it and stop it from spreading, then addressing the root causes. In practice, this often involves intervening at critical moments in a young person’s life; for example, if they have suffered trauma or been excluded from school.

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (VRU):

Established in 2005 to tackle violence in Glasgow, the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit is now a national centre of expertise on violence. Supported by the Scottish Government the unit has adopted a public health approach, treating violence as an infection which can be cured. The VRU is the only police member of the World' Health Organisation's Violence Prevention Alliance. The VRU believe violence is preventable – not inevitable.

Fixing violence in London - Glasgow-style:

Val McDermid asks if Sadiq Khan’s plan for a Glasgow-style crime reduction unit can have the same transformative effect in London as it did in Scotland.

"If we change the script people live by", writes Val, "then surely we should be able to alter our outcomes".

Recorded for BBC Radio 4's 'A Point of View' programme.
Presenter: Val McDermid, Producer: Adele Armstrong.

Public Health Institute

The work of LJMU’s Public Health Institute

Helping communities overcome the key public health challenges they are facing today; violence; addictions; sexual health and surveillance. Watch our short video to find out more about the work of LJMU’s Public Health Institute:

TIIG event 2018

TIIG event

Our annual TIIG North West Event took place on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at Liverpool John Moores University. The event featured a range of engaging speakers who discussed the challenges and successes of collecting and sharing Emergency Department data as well as the current and potential applications of TIIG data.

More information and presentations from the event are available on our TIIG North West Event page

Featured in RSPH Improve & Protect programme

TIIG is featured in the Improve and Protect programme produced by RSPH and ITN Productions, the programme features monitoring systems provided by the Public Health Institute. An excerpt from the programme is available on our YouTube page. The full programme and further details about RSPH on their webpages:

News & resource links

TIIG North West Event 2016/17

The Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) held its North West Event on Tuesday 21st February 2017 for stakeholders and commissioners of TIIG in the North West of England. The event which took place at Liverpool John Moores University Redmonds Building was an opportunity to meet and share ideas about current and potential applications of Emergency Department data and to hear from a range of engaging speakers

Posted: 21 February 2017

TIIG North West Event 2015/16

The 2015/16 TIIG North West event took place ion Manchester on 11th Novmeber 2015, it was an opportunity for stakeholders and commissioners to meet and share ideas about current and potential applications of emergency department data. Presentation from the event are available here.

Posted: 11 November 2015

New Standard published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre

The Standard on Information Sharing to Tackle Violence will ensure A&E departments collect and share data about injury attendances involving violent crime with Community Safety Partnerships, including:

  • time and date of incident,
  • time and date of arrival to A&E,
  • specific location of incident,
  • primary means of assault i.e. weapon or body part used.

Posted: 19 September 2014

Guidance: Widening the availability of Naloxone

Naloxone is the emergency antidote for overdoses caused by heroin and other opiates/opioids (such as methadone and morphine). The main life-threatening effect of heroin and other opiates is to slow down and stop breathing. Naloxone blocks this effect and reverses the breathing difficulties. On the 1 October 2015, new regulations came into force, which allows for widening of the availability of naloxone.

Posted: 10 November 2015