We are a registered Scottish charity of healthcare professionals adopting a public-health approach to violence reduction because we believe prevention is better than cure.

MAV's History

We were founded in 2008 in response to Scotland’s growing knife-crime epidemic, and we’ve continued to grow since.

Our History

November 2008
November 2008

Medics Against Violence is founded

We were established in 2008 by three Glasgow surgeons - Dr Christine Goodall, Mr Mark Devlin and Mr David Koppel. Each had professional experience of dealing with violence in their everyday work and felt things had to change.

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