‘Commissioning for Value’ data packs have been produced for each Clinical Commissioning Group in England through a collaboration between NHS England, Public Health England and NHS Right Care. New topic-specific ‘Pathways on a page’ packs, first published November 2014, address 13 conditions including a ‘Trauma & Injury Pathway’. The pathways are presented in chart form showing a series of indicators that depict the pathway from initial contact to end of treatment and how the CCG compares with a similar group of CCGs. The pack also picks out ‘headlines for your health economy’ for each CCG.
Gas Safe Register is launching its fourth national Gas Safety Week on the 15th– 21st September. Gas Safety Week is a national campaign to raise awareness of gas safety amongst the UK’s 23 million gas consumers. Its aim is to educate people on how to stay safe at home and protect themselves from the risks of unsafe gas appliances, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions. By law, only Gas Safe registered engineers can work on gas. So far over 1,400 organisations have pledged their support for the week to raise awareness of gas safety. They’re helping to remind the public to always check their engineer is registered and qualified for the work they need doing by checking their Gas Safe ID card. Have you pledged your support too? Further information: www.GasSafetyWeek.co.uk
The family of a newlywed, who died of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, has set up an e-petition calling on the government for new legislation to ensure CO alarms are fitted with carbon burning appliances. RoSPA supports this suggestion, but warns that while an alarm will alert people to CO in the home, it is no substitute for using a registered engineer to ensure appliances are regularly serviced and maintained.
Children and adults who suffer a head injury should be taken straight to a hospital with resuscitation facilities to avoid potentially serious complications, including disability or death, says NICE.
In an update to existing guidelines, NICE stresses the importance of early detection and prompt treatment for head injuries. Patients who have suffered a head injury but also begin to show particular signs that the injury may be serious or potentially life-threatening, such as seizures, fracture skull or loss of consciousness, should be given a CT brain scan within one hour.
Posted in 2014, Children & Young People Safety, Cross-Cutting Themes, Home Safety, Initiatives & Campaigns, Older People Safety, Road Safety, Sports & Leisure Safety, Strategies, Targets, & Legislation, Tools & Guides, United Kingdom, Violence Prevention
Countries Covered: England
From this Autumn, all new parents in Cambridgeshire will be given two of CAPT’s bestselling leaflets as part of a scheme to ensure they have good quality information on child health.
Countries Covered: England and Wales
The Safegaurding Children e-Academy has created an infographic giving information about child accidents and deaths. The resource is downloadable as a poster and gives statistics on the number of deaths, hospital admissions, and road accidents that occur in England and Wales. You can access this resource online at http://www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk/wasted_lives_child_accidents_and_deaths
An interactive safety resource for primary school children in Scotland, called Go Safe Scotland, has been launched in Glasgow. This resource will help to deliver key safety messages and support the aims of the Curriculum for Excellence. Many partners have been involved throughout the creation of the resource and RoSPA in Scotland is pleased to be involved with this great initiative.
Posted in 2013, Children & Young People Safety, Cross-Cutting Themes, Drowning, Fire Safety, Home Safety, Initiatives & Campaigns, Road Safety, Scotland, Sports & Leisure Safety, Tools & Guides
The Neighbourhood Alert System, is a new tool used to communicate with Neighbourhood Watches and other local residents about local and national safety issues. Information and alerts that are relevant to you, your area and your interests can be received by registering via the NWS website and clicking on the big green ‘Join’ button.
Mental health lessons should be on the timetable in every secondary school in the UK a new charity has urged. MindFull has launched an online counselling service to support and advise 11- to 17-year-olds.
Countries Covered: Ireland
Dublin City Council has joined the United Nations Women Safe Cities Global Programme (SCGP). The programme was launched in 2010 and works in cities across the globe to prevent and reduce sexual harassment and violence in public places.
Countries Covered: Wales
Date: March 2013
Firefighters are warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide following incidents in homes in west and north Wales.
Countries Covered: UK
Campaigners are urging party leaders to see the light after 10,000 people put their name to call for a change to daylight savings time which would cut road deaths, boost the economy and save energy. 10:10’s Lighter Later campaign is proposing that we move our clocks forward by an hour whilst keeping the spring/autumn changes. Mounting evidence shows that simply shifting our clocks forward by one hour will save lives on our roads, reduce crime and fear of crime, and help us to become happier and healthier by giving us more opportunities to spend time outdoors.
Countries Covered: Wales
This is a Wales-wide campaign that aims to provide information and support to people aged 65 and over to enable them to stay fit and healthy through the winter months. The partnership approach of the campaign is its key feature, which the Welsh Assembly government works with local government statutory agencies, and organisations in the voluntary and community sectors, to promote the messages of the campaign. This document outlines the strategic context of the campaign, reports on notable elements of the 2002-03 campaign, and provides a ‘tool kit’ for action for the 2003-04 campaign.