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Knife crime: teaching young people the skills they need to help save lives

The nurses and students breaking down barriers to help educate and protect young people
StreetDoctors North East London nurse team Munira Patel, Aoife Scanlan, Rachel Moisan, Izzy Howes and Charlotte Green

The team of nurses and students breaking down barriers to help educate and protect young people

A team of nursing students and newly qualified nurses is teaching life-saving skills to 11-25-year-olds at risk of being affected by gang violence.

Their sessions for young people cover what to do if someone is bleeding from a stab or gunshot wound or is unconscious.

The team – Izzy Howes, Munira Patel, Aoife Scanlan, Rachel Moisan and Charlotte Green – is part of the StreetDoctors youth action movement, which enables healthcare volunteers to empower young people to deal with increasing youth violence.

Sessions held in youth clubs, schools and young offender institutions

As StreetDoctors North East London, the team teaches

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