Nottingham is to introduce over 100 medical kits across the city centre to treat victims of knife crime.
This follows the increase in attacks, with three people killed this week.
The medical kits will be available at pubs, bars, restaurants and offices across the city.
The kits, which are still in production, contain a range of different bandages, gloves and a pen – to record the time of treatment.
Nottingham’s Business Improvement District (BID) provides necessary training to the providers of the kits, which will help victims of knife crime in those “critical minutes” when they have been stabbed.
“It’s desperately sad that it’s come to this. We have a national problem.”
Jeff Allen, Director of Nottingham’s BID
Jeff Allen, Director of Nottingham’s BID, said “It’s a response to a national problem.
“What we’re doing will be rolled out across the country, we’re anticipating a problem and being a leader in this.
“The training programme for the kits is important. People need to have training for this so people know what to do in these situations.”
This scheme comes after Nottinghamshire Police introduced a knife amnesty, with 15 amnesty bins set up at police stations and community centres across the county.
Adam Brooks, Clinical Director for the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre at the Queen’s Medical Centre, said: “All major cities across the country have all seen an increase in knife crime and Major Trauma Centres – including ours here in Nottingham – are equipped to deal with the aftermath.
“However, we need to think more about how we prevent knife crime in the first place and we are pleased to support this important campaign to help reduce the number of knife-related injuries in the city.”