Martin Griffiths, consultant trauma surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, becomes the health service's first clinical director for violence reduction.
Mr Griffiths helped set up a service for young patients injured through gang crime, providing support to victims while they are being treated on wards.
The scheme has reduced the number of young people returning to the hospital with further injuries from 45% to less than 1% in six years, NHS England said.
Mr Griffiths' new role will see him support other London hospitals to create ward-based services and develop new ways to tackle violence.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said this approach could be rolled out across the country in the future.
"Violent crime destroys lives and as a society we need to do far more to reduce violent crime," he said.
"Martin's commitment to patients doesn't end when they leave hospital and his inspiring work at The Royal London, and in classrooms in the capital, has helped reduce the number of patients who recover only to return again with another gun or knife injury.
"Martin's new role will help us do even more to break the cycle of violence and keep people - particularly young people - safe.
"However, he is just one of many doctors, nurses and other NHS staff trying to stem the bloodshed at source by tackling gang violence across the country - and if this initiative works we would like to see it rolled out in all regions."
Almost 5,000 people were admitted to hospital after being attacked by a knife or sharp object last year, up by nearly a third since 2012-13, NHS England said.
Teenagers accounted for 1,012 admissions, a rise of 55% from six years ago.
Mr Griffiths said: "Every day I see the wasted opportunities of young people stuck on hospital wards with life-changing injuries. We do everything we can for these patients but don't just want to patch them up and send them back out to be injured again. And by working together across the NHS there is more we can do to prevent these attacks happening in the first place."
"I want to build a network that will empower communities across London to challenge the attitudes and behaviours that result in violence."
Source : ITV News - 19/6/2019
A free exhibition called Before and After Windrush: 350 years of Black People in Lambeth is being held in Brixton to celebrate the presence of Black communities in the borough over the last 350 years.
Hosted at Lambeth Town Hall the show will feature the work of the photographer Harry Jacobs which provides an extraordinary visual record of the Black community in Brixton between the 1950s and the 1990s.
His distinctive studio portraits of families posed in front of an unchanging backdrop were to be found in houses across South London and back in the Caribbean. Over 500 of his photos are included in the exhibition, in a reconstruction of the walls of images that used to cover all the wall spaces of his studio in Landor Road.
Despite the significance of the voyage of the Empire Windrush in 1948, there had already been many Black people living in Lambeth, and the second half of this exhibition explores the evidence for this earlier community to be found in Lambeth council’s historical archives.
The content includes former slaves and servants who were being baptised in Lambeth parish church in the eighteenth century, African princes and sons of chiefs who were being educated in Clapham and the mysterious, unnamed ‘Black Woman of Brixton Causeway’ who was struggling to bring up her child in Lambeth in the 1720s.
Before and After Windrush has been curated by Lambeth Archives as part of Lambeth Councils celebrations for national Windrush Day on June 22.
Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Equalities & Culture, said: “We are proud to be able to draw on our rich and varied archives to put on this interesting and engaging exhibition. Multiculturalism and the history of our Black communities in Lambeth goes back much further than most people probably realise.
“I am welcoming all our residents to come along to the town hall and take this opportunity to learn more about our collective history at the same time as enjoying some beautiful exhibits and photography.”
Before and After Windrush: 350 years of Black People in Lambeth is showing at Lambeth Town Hall from June 5 to July 5 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm.
Source: Lambeth Council, 30 May 2019
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