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PACTS conference: Post crash reponse

4 September 2019

The PACTS conference Post Crash Response will take place on the 17th October at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

It will provide an opportunity to hear from a wide range of experts and share your insights on how road deaths can be reduced through improved post-crash response. This conference will feature practitioners, politicians, researchers, and victims' organisations involved in specifying and delivering these vital services:

Conference themes:

  • The political and policy framework
  • Understanding and challenging institutional constraints
  • Emergency services – current practice, evidence base and innovation
  • Multi-skilling of frontline staff
  • Speed of response v specialist care – finding the optimum
  • Learning from other European countries – ETSC’s REVIVE project
  • Forensic collision investigation – where next?
  • Co-ordinating responders, gathering evidence and minimising traffic delays on the SRN
  • Technology – e-call, telematics and EDR Data
  • Support for victims’ families and their contribution to road safety


  • Dr Raed Arafat, Secretary of State and Head of Department of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania (invited)
  • Prof Tim Nutbeam, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Plymouth
  • Jim Fitzpatrick MP, former Road Safety Minister
  • Sophie Ogunbiyi, Manager of External Affairs, Toyota
  • Alison Hernandez, Road Safety Lead, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Stephen Bird, Senior Advisor, Incident Management Requirements, Highways England
  • Detective Superintendent Andrew Cox, Metropolitan Police
  • Tony Crook, National Fire Chiefs' Council
  • Jeannot Mersch, President, European Federation of Road Traffic Victims
  • Jenny DiFabio, National Lead for Roads Policing Family Liaison Officers
  • Mary Williams OBE, Chief Executive, Brake
  • Elizabeth Box, Head of Research, RAC Foundation
  • Frances Senior, Forensic Collision Investigation Capability Manager, NPCC
  • Nick Simmons, Chief Executive, RoadPeace
  • Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, Metropolitan Police
  • Jonathan Stubbs, Chair, Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators

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