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StreetDoctors shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2016

StreetDoctors is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice from which other organisations can learn.

StreetDoctors has been been shortlisted in the Healthcare and Medical Research category. http://www.charityawards.co.uk/shortlist/

The ten category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a ceremony and dinner on Thursday 9 June at the Mermaid Theatre in London’s Blackfriars. The black-tie evening will be hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull, who will be joined by representatives of the shortlisted charities, alongside senior figures from the charity and civil society sector, and a smattering of celebrities from the worlds of theatre, television, music and sport.

We are really delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. It is fantastic recognition for our amazing student medics across the country who teach much needed emergency lifesaving skills to vulnerable young people at risk of violence. Our work would not be possible without their efforts, and the young people we teach, who have passed their skills onto friends and family and are equipped to assist in medical emergencies. We are hugely grateful to all our supporters, our funders, and our many local delivery partners. Together they have helped us to grow from one team in Liverpool in 2008, to a national charity with 16 teams in 12 cities across England. Thanks also to our founders, Dr. Simon Jackson, Dr. Nick Rhead and Dr. Charlotte Neary-Bremer who took a brilliant idea and turned it into StreetDoctors!

Check the links below for some recent news coverage of StreetDoctors

BBC Radio 4

StreetDoctors on BBC Radio 4 World at One

BBC Radio Merseyside

StreetDoctors on the BBC Radio Merseyside

Children & Young People Now

Medics join effort to tackle serious young violence

CityLab

Combatting London’s Knife Crime Epidemic With First Aid Lessons

Daily Mail

Teenage gangs given first aid lessons so they can save stab attack victims

Evening Standard

Gangsters being trained to save stab victims’ lives
Frontline London: Train gang members in how to save stab victims, say doctors

Good Impact

Vom Messerstecher zum Lebensretter

The Guardian

New Radicals 2016: how to make a positive impact
Britain’s new radicals 2014: how you can make a positive impact
Britain’s new radicals show that the best ideas can’t be stifled
The Liverpool Project: ‘We aren’t preaching to people’
Gang members taught first aid for stab wounds

ITV News

Life-saving Liverpool charity Street Doctors receives national recognition
StreetDoctors explain mission to save lives

Prime Minister’s Office

Taking medicine to the streets

Student BMJ

StreetDoctors—teaching first aid to young offenders


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