About this event

  • Date and time Thu 5 Nov 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine

The final webinar in a three part series where delegates will learn how serious stabbing injuries are investigated and treated, and to look at some strategies for prevention. This meeting will bring together health professionals, legal experts and those working in the field of forensic medicine to promote an understanding of the investigation, management and prevention of stabbing injuries.

Clinical criminal justice and third sector experts will about an innovative alternative to post-mortem examinations, and delegates will hear about new techniques for visualising injuries and about the interventions which could occur at 'teachable moments' to prevent further stabbing. 

This meeting is aimed at forensic physicians and pathologists, radiologists, accident and emergency doctors, public health doctors lawyers and those with an interest in the Forensics of Stabbing.

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels

Key speakers

John Poyton

Chief Executive 


Speaker's biography

John has been CEO of Redthread since 2008, having founded the pilot of the Well Centre in 2002 and the UK’s first hospital based youth violence intervention programme in 2006, in partnership with King’s College Hospital. John is as passionate today about the strategic opportunities for innovative health partnerships to improve the health inequalities of young people, as he was when he started his career as a youth work practitioner. John believes meeting young people in ‘the Teachable Moment’ is crucial in supporting vulnerable young people to live healthy, safe and happy lives. 

Dr Neal Durge

Consultant in Emergency Medicine Barts Health NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Durge is an Emergency Medicine consultant at The Royal London Hospital, a HEMS consultant with Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and clinical governance lead with Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Helena Thornton, Forensic Physician St Mary's Centre, Manchester and President of the Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine

Managing stab wounds in A&E

Dr Neal Durge, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust

The work of redthread in preventive stabbings

Mr John Poyton, Chief Executive, Redthread

Question and answer session
Closing remarks

Dr Helena Thornton