Grenfell: Six months on
Read our series exploring how, six months on from the Grenfell Tower fire, a nurse-led team is caring for the needs of this community in north-west London
The Grenfell Tower fire began in the early hours of 14 June 2017.
Its scale and subsequent tragedy soon sent shock waves around the world, and forced the north-west London community into the spotlight.
Nurses, healthcare workers, the NHS Grenfell Outreach team and many others have been at the centre of efforts to care for and support the people affected by the tragedy.
Our in-depth series explores some of their work in supporting the community and its people.
The team bringing hope of recovery to the community
A nurse-led mental health outreach team is working day and night to support a population overshadowed by tragedy.
Case study – Screening local residents for symptoms of PTSD
‘The main struggle is the anger in the area’
Local resident Lucy Wood and her young nephew were among thousands of witnesses to the tower block fire. She allowed Nursing Standard to sit in on her post-traumatic stress disorder screening with the outreach team.
On site with the nurse outreach teams
Hear from Grenfell chief psychologist John Green and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Claire Murdoch in this special episode of Nursing Standard podcast.
Finding and treating the bereaved and the witnesses
Outreach workers are attempting to trace all those who may be living with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
Charting the healthcare response
How NHS and other healthcare professionals responded when the fire began, and in the months afterwards.
Residents’ contacts with the NHS
The number and nature of Grenfell-related patient contacts with the NHS to date.
Grenfell: 6 months on in pictures
Our photo gallery explores how the NHS Grenfell Outreach team is supporting the community and its people.
Read archive coverage of the healthcare response to the Grenfell Tower fire.
- Processing tragedy: the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire
- Yvonne Coghill: Grenfell Tower nurse makes me proud of our profession
- Grenfell Tower fire: nurses tell how they tried to help patients
- Grenfell Tower Trauma Service seeking nurses to support fire-hit community
- Nurses on hand with mental health support at Notting Hill Carnival
- Hospital fire safety under spotlight after Grenfell
Find out more
If you feel personally affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, you can call the NHS Single Point of Access service on 0800 0234 650. Let the operator know you are calling as a result of the Grenfell fire. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org