Continuing Public Health Response to the London Bombings of 7 July 2005
Health Protection Agency
Why are we trying to contact people involved in the bombings?
This is part of the overall public health response to the bombings that took place in London on 7 July 2005. Experience from similar incidents in New York, Madrid and the Netherlands has shown the value of keeping in touch with those involved, so that they can be kept up to date with information and support services.
By following up those involved we hope to:
- Ensure that anyone exposed to the physical and psychological effects of the explosions can be informed of services and support offered by the NHS or other organisations (such as the psychological screening and treatment services being developed by the London Development Centre for Mental Health).
- Monitor the longer-term health effects and learn how those exposed have coped with their experience. By regular follow up we can provide advice to others in the event of any future incidents.
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Last reviewed: 12 August 2009