Lessons from the response of the emergency services to the London and Manchester terror attacks
The recent appalling terror attacks in Manchester and London resulted in a high number of severe casualties, which were dealt with by a number of accident and emergency departments in those two major cities.
The manner in which the victims were dealt with by the emergency services and medical teams has been widely praised, but there are still important lessons that need to be learned.
In a number of lectures held at the Royal Society of Medicine in September, a range of guest speakers gave first-hand accounts of their experiences during the atrocities. Discover the impact the barbaric events had on junior doctors, the Kings College NHS Trust, Surgeons, Anaesthetists, the London Ambulance Service and Metropolitan Police.
Learn more about how the various speakers dealt with the attacks, how they have learned from their responses and how they would differ and improve in the future.
The sessions concluded with a panel discussion in which the lessons to be learned were distilled and discussed with lively audience participation.
Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.Date: 7th September 2017
Commissioner Cressida Dick, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, London.Date: 7th September 2017
Dr Susan Beards, Medical Director, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.Date: 7th September 2017
Dr Owen King, University Hospital of South Manchester.Date: 7th September 2017
Mr Joshi George, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.Date: 7th September 2017
Mr Garrett Emmerson, Chief Executive, London Ambulance Service.Date: 7th September 2017
Miss Michelle Wilkinson, King’s College Hospital and Ms Rebecca Bott, King’s College Hospital.
Date: 7th September 2017
Mr Duncan Bew, Kings College Hospital.Date: 7th September 2017