When tragedy strikes: Reflections on the NHS response to the Manchester Arena bombing and Grenfell Tower fire

NHS Confederation| June 2018| When tragedy strikes: Reflections on the NHS response to the Manchester Arena bombing and Grenfell Tower fire

To support NHS organisations with planning for major incidents, the NHS Confederation has conducted a series of interviews to capture the learning from the health service’s response to the harrowing events of 2017.

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Interviews were held with:

  • Lord Bob Kerslake, chair of The Kerslake Arena Review
  • Dr John Green, clinical director of the Grenfell Tower NHS Mental Health Response
  • Professor Chris Moran, national clinical director for trauma, at NHS England.

The interviews reflect on key aspects of the responses by emergency, mental health, acute and community services, drawing out key issues for executive and non-executive healthcare leaders to consider.

The overarching message is simple: planning and rehearsal, multi-agency collaboration, and effective mental health support for both patients and staff are vital to providing the best possible care when tragedy strikes (Source: NHS Confederation).

 

The reflections are available from NHS Confederation 

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