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Lessons identified from the 2017 Manchester and London terrorism incidents. Part 1: introduction and the prehospital phase
  1. Paul Hunt1,2
  1. 1Emergency Department, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  2. 2ADMEM, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Lt Col Paul Hunt, Emergency Department, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK; paul.hunt1{at}nhs.net

Abstract

This is the first article in a three-part series detailing the lessons identified during the NHS England clinical debrief meetings which followed the response to the 2017 Manchester and London terrorist incidents. It covers the prehospital phase including the overall key learning points, timeline information, scene challenges, resource utilisation, triage, distribution and helicopter emergency medical service feedback.

  • major incidents
  • terrorism
  • EPRR
  • prehospital phase

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Footnotes

  • Contributors PH is the sole author of this article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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