TIIG North West Event 2020

TIIG Event

Our TIIG North West Event 2020 features a range of engaging speakers discussing the role of Emergency Department Data in informing injury and violence prevention initiatives. The event also provides opportunity for discussion and for stakeholders and partners to network and share ideas.

The event which is hosted by the Public Health Institute takes place 9:30-14:00 on Thursday 5th March 2020 at the Quaker Meeting House Liverpool .

Please register to attend via our eventbrite page.

Information for event attendees

  This event takes place at the Quaker Meeting House Liverpool, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT.

The venue is centrally located within Liverpool One, next door to the Bluecoat Chambers, behind Primark and just a few minutes walk from Central and Lime Street train stations and easily reached by all bus routes.

Event programme & speakers:

   Welcome and refreshments

   Opening remarks

Gary Rickwood, Senior Public Health Manager Wirral Council.

   Improving survival rates of knife violence: #KnifeSavers Campaign

Nikhil Misra, Consultant General and Trauma Surgeon, Aintree University Hospital.

Nikhil Misra is a Consultant General and Trauma Surgeon, based at the Major Trauma Centre at Aintree University Hospital. A specialist Surgeon in emergency and trauma surgery, originally from the city of Liverpool, and trained in Bristol and Cambridge. Member of the Faculty of Education of the Royal College of Surgeons, teaching on the internationally renowned Royal College trauma surgery course, with multiple academic presentations at international and national scientific conferences in the field of major trauma care.

   Lancashire VRU: the evidence case for an integrated approach

Sue Clarke, Detective Chief Superintendent, Lancashire Constabulary.

   Finding the other 70% of violence victims

Kate Shethwood, Public Health Registrar, Health Education North West.

Kate Shethwood is a Public Health Registrar based in the Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit. Kate begun her career in early years in Stockport, before managing the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership, bringing together statutory and voluntary sector partners to improve safeguarding of children and young people. She later became Policy Lead for the Association of Directors of Children's Services including on health, care and additional needs, which led to a decision to build on the commitment to improving the lives of people, particularly children and the most vulnerable, through formal public health training.

She completed her Masters in Birmingham whilst working in Stoke on Trent Council and has since returned to Greater Manchester, with previous placement in Salford as sexual health commissioner and supporting development of the action plan for tackling drug and alcohol harm.

   Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership

Mark Wiggins, Superintendent, Merseyside Police.

Mark joined Merseyside Police in 1997 and served in uniformed roles on patrol, neighbourhood policing teams and in a plain clothes crime team. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001 where he worked in every area of Knowsley mainly in emergency response teams and neighbourhood community policing. Following further promotion to Inspector he was an emergency response critical incident manager before taking over as the neighbourhood community Inspector for Kirkby. He also carried out the role of Chief Inspector Operations and latterly Chief Inspector Partnerships.

In September 2008 he moved to Liverpool to be the Chief Inspector Operations at a time when gang and gun crime were a particular challenge in the north of the city and as well as leading the emergency response, community teams and the proactive team he was the area lead for dealing with gun related gang crime.

In January 2012, he was promoted to Superintendent in charge of Liverpool North which included the city centre. Following the merger of Liverpool North and Liverpool South areas he moved to take on the same role but within the South. For 12 months he was the area commander for the whole of Liverpool before Merseyside police commenced a functional model of policing where he remained in charge of community and targeted policing. Since June 2019 he has been the head of Merseysides violence reduction partnership.

   Violence Reduction Unit Panel

Panel discussion.

   An evaluation of the NO MORE suicide community training

Cath Lewis, Researcher, Public Health Institute.

Cath is a researcher at the Public Health Institute. She has a background in nursing, and now works on a wide variety of projects for Champs Public Health Collaborative and Cheshire and Merseyside (C&M) Directors of Public Health. She has worked on several Randomised Controlled Trials, including a national trial of chest pain units within Accident and Emergency Departments, and a trial looking at psychological adjustment to breast cancer. Her projects have included looking at gambling across the Liverpool City Region, and more recently, projects looking at self-harm in children and young people, and an evaluation of community suicide prevention training.

   Joing up the dots: Data and safeguarding

Paul Evans and Dave Roberts, The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

   TIIG data quality and uses

Jennifer Germain, TIIG Project lead, Public Health Institute.

Jennifer is the project lead for the Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG), managing intentional and unintentional injury and violence data. Jennifer has also worked on a number of evaluations including weight loss programs, an end of life care pathway and the roles of breast care nurses and domiciliary community matrons. Most recently Jennifer has been leading the development of a VRU data hub to support the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership.



Featured video clips:


The KnifeSavers scheme launches special bleeding control kits designed to save the lives of stabbing victims are to be placed in pubs and nightclubs around Liverpool. https://www.knifesavers.co.uk (2:20 mins)

YouTube 'Knife Crime' playlist

Our YouTube playlist; this collection features various short video clips relating to knife crime and the work that is taking place in Merseyside. #NoMoreKnives (12:08 mins)

Knife Sentence

A poem about the consequences of knife crime by spoken word artist Quinton Milise. (3:36 mins)

Previous Events:

More details and presentations from other TIIG events are available here: