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Top surgeon appointed first NHS clinical director for violence reduction

The NHS has appointed its first clinical director for violence reduction to help prevent stabbings and other violent crime.

Martin Griffiths, a lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, has spent the past decade visiting schools to lecture on the dangers of carrying weapons as well as saving lives on the operating table. His appointment as clinical director for violence reduction in London comes after another weekend of bloodshed, which saw three more people killed in the capital. More....