Warning comes after threat level for a terrorist attack in the UK raised to ‘critical’ in wake of Manchester bombing
NHS England has told major trauma centres to prepare for a second terrorist attack this Bank Holiday weekend.
The national clinical director for trauma Chris Moran urged staff in 27 cities to be ready for an incident, in a letter obtained by the Health Service Journal.
The threat level for a terrorist attack in the UK remains at the highest possible level following the bomb blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday.
The letter asked that all staff had easy access to their major incident plan, as well as instructing them to carry identification at all times.
They were also urged to ensure they knew what to do in case their hospital was placed on “lock down”.
Eighteen adults and 14 children are still receiving treatment in Manchester hospitals following Monday’s explosion, which put emergency staff under intense pressure. …