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Lessons identified from the 2017 Manchester and London terrorism incidents. Part 3: the postincident and recovery phase
  1. Paul Hunt1,2
  1. 1Emergency Department, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK
  2. 2ADMEM, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Paul Hunt, Emergency Department, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough TS43BW, UK; paul.hunt1{at}


This is the third paper in a three-part series detailing the lessons identified during the National Health Service (NHS) England clinical debrief meetings which followed the response to the 2017 Manchester and London terrorist incidents. It covers the postincident and recovery phases including rehabilitation, bereavement support, psychological support, network and regional lessons, NHS communications and supply organisations. It also summarises the military application of these lessons and outlines the next steps for further development.

  • major incidents
  • terrorism
  • eprr
  • post-incident phase
  • recovery phase
  • military

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  • Contributors PH attended the NHS England clinical debrief sessions, collected all data and is the sole author of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.