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The NHS in England has saved an additional 1,600 patients with severe injuries since a series of major trauma centres were established six years ago. The 27 designated major trauma centres have been operating since April 2012, playing a vital role in saving the lives of victims of knife, gun…
Two brothers whose mother and sister were killed in a domestic abuse attack by their father have written a book about their ordeal. Luke and Ryan Hart's lives changed dramatically after mother Claire, 50, and 19-year-old sister Charlotte were shot dead by Lance Hart in a leisure centre car park…
Local health bodies are failing to provide for the mental health needs of abused children, a charity has said. NSPCC estimated that more than a million children in England who have been abused or neglected are living in an area with inadequate planning for their mental health needs. The charity…
Compensation for people who suffer at the hands of criminals should be paid up front rather than in "derisory" instalments, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Baroness Newlove (pictured) called for a change to the way court-ordered financial awards are paid after they are imposed on convicted…
A rape victim who suffers with post traumatic stress disorder has been denied benefits for "not demonstrating symptoms" at the time of her claim assessment. Labour MP Wes Streeting raised the case at Prime Minister's Questions, telling MPs he saw examples such as this "week in, week out" at his…
Terror survivors have called for the creation of a new fund to help attack victims and bereaved families, claiming that the current system is broken. Survivors Against Terror published a report on Monday - highlighting issues of fraud, inefficiency and inequity within the existing funding structures. Founded by survivors and…
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to psychological trauma. The Scottish Goverment announced an additional £1.35 million will be invested to create a national training programme, developed for workers…
A suicide awareness drive is being launched in the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood amid mounting concern about the disaster's psychological fallout. Kensington and Chelsea Council is spearheading the Ok Not To Feel Ok campaign alongside health agencies and charities, in an effort to encourage people to speak about mental health. Figures…
Virtual reality is being used to reach traumatised families struggling a year after the Grenfell Tower fire in what is believed to be a UK first. Outreach workers at the Central and North West London NHS trust (CNWL) have been standing amid the market stalls of Portobello Road with VR…
Grenfell Tower survivors were let down and their trauma worsened by the efforts of the local authority to rehouse them, a report claims. North Kensington Law Centre, which has provided legal advice to around 250 households from Grenfell Tower and the surrounding area, said the performance of the local council…
An elderly widower who was diagnosed with dementia after his wife was hit by a car said discovering the latest technology has given him a new lease of life. David Stace (pictured) said he will never forget the moment he saw Pamela, his beloved partner of more than 40 years,…
The Government has formally unveiled a long-delayed consultation on proposals to deal with the toxic legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles, amid a political row over the exclusion of an amnesty for security force members.The four-month public consultation will seek to canvass views on a series of new mechanisms to…
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