Kerslake Review published 27th March 2018

An independent report into the emergency response to the Manchester Arena attack has been published.

The review was established by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham following the May 2017 attack, which left 22 dead, hundreds injured and many thousands affected.

The report highlights several areas that went well including:

It also examines the major issues for learning:

The report makes a number of recommendations for the Greater Manchester emergency services, Government, other local and national bodies and the media.

It can be read in full at www.kerslakearenareview.co.uk

It is recognised that people may need support following the publication of this report.

The Manchester Resilience Hub is an enhanced NHS mental health service set up specifically to help people from across the UK who have been affected by the Manchester Arena attack, including concert goers, children, families and professionals. The service is hosted by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, working with other NHS and voluntary sector agencies.

As well as running the wellbeing screening programme for those involved in the attack, the Hub provides a central point for mental health advice and support. It does not provide one-to-one therapy; where this is needed clinicians in the Hub work with other providers across the country to help people receive the care they need from services close to where they live.

People can phone the hub between 9am – 5pm on 03330 095 071 Monday to Friday or email gm.help@nhs.net. If the team are unable to answer your call immediately, you will have the option of leaving a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible. You can also leave a message outside of opening hours on this number.

If you are struggling to keep yourself well, please seek advice either from your GP, NHS 111 or in an emergency visit A&E at your local hospital.

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