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Letters Managing terrorist attacks

“Stopping the dying”: an interdisciplinary training programme for students

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 03 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m816
  1. Frederick J N Stourton, foundation doctor1,
  2. Adam Davis, senior lecturer in out-of-hospital care2,
  3. Dave Hobday, firearms instructor3,
  4. Kevin Priestley, firearms instructor3
  1. 1Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke RG24 9NA, UK
  2. 2Kingston University and St George’s University of London, London
  3. 3Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Culham, UK
  1. freddiestourton{at}

Park and colleagues make a compelling point about the need for increased joint working during terror incidents.1 We describe a collaborative training concept that lays the foundation for interoperability between police and ambulance services.

In the final week of the initial firearms course for Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers, the students’ tactical and first aid skills are tested with a day of scenarios. Over the past few …

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