Category Archives: Wales

WALES: POISONING IN CHILDREN AGED 0-18 YEARS IN WALES (2007 – 2012)

The following analyses conducted by CAPIC and AWISS (All Wales Injury Surveillance System) contain Emergency Department figures and hospital admissions for poisoning injuries in children aged 0 – 18 years.

Figures are presented by cause of poisoning, age, gender and year from 2007 – 2012 (ED attendances 2009 – 12, Inpatient Admissions 2007 – 11)

Please refer to the ‘Summary’ page for further information about the data sources, data quality issues and guidance on interpreting the results.

Poisoning in Children Aged 0 – 18 years in Wales (2007 – 2012)

WALES: UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES IN CHILDREN AGED 0-4 IN WALES (2010 – 2013)

The following analyses conducted by CAPIC and AWISS (All Wales Injury Surveillance System) contain Emergency Department attendance figures for unintentional injuries in children aged 0-4 years living in Wales.  Percentage of children admitted to hospital and average length of stay are also presented.

Emergency department figures have also been stratified by year, age, gender, mechanism of injury, Local Authority and area-level deprivation.

Please refer to the ‘Summary’ page for further information about the data sources, data quality issues and guidance on interpreting the results.

Unintentional Injuries in Children aged 0-4 years living in Wales

WALES: HEAD INJURIES IN CHILDREN AGED 0-18 IN WALES (2010 – 2013)

The following analyses conducted by CAPIC and AWISS (All Wales Injury Surveillance System) contain Emergency Department attendance figures for head injuries in children aged 0-18 years living in Wales.  Percentage of children admitted to hospital and average length of stay are also presented.

Emergency department figures for head injuries have also been stratified by year, age, gender, and area-level deprivation.

Please refer to the ‘Summary’ page for further information about the data sources, data quality issues and guidance on interpreting the results.

Head Injuries in Children aged 0-18 in Wales

ENGLAND & WALES: NEW POWERS TO TACKLE DRUG DRIVING

A new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers took effect 2nd March 2015 in England and Wales.

ENGLAND & WALES: VIOLENCE AT WORK: FINDINGS FROM THE 2013/14 CRIME SURVEY

The number and incidence rate of violent incidents at work has declined over the last decade.

Findings from the 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) show that:

  • the risk of being a victim of actual or threatened violence at work is similar to the last five years with an estimated 1.1% of working adults the victims of one or more violent incidents at work (CSEW)
  • in 2013/14, the survey estimated 257 000 adults of working age in employment experienced work related violence including threats and physical assault
  • there were an estimated 583 000 incidents of violence at work according to the 2013/14 CSEW, comprising 269 000 assaults and 314 000 threats. This was lower than the estimated 656 000 incidents in the 2012/13 survey but this change is not statistically significant.
  • the 2013/14 CSEW estimated that 1.0% of women and 1.2% of men were victims of violence at work once or more during the year prior to their interview

FURTHER INFORMATION: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/violence-at-work-findings-from-201415-crime-survey-for-england-and-wales

ENGLAND & WALES: NEW PROPOSED SENTENCING FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFENCES

New guidelines proposed for courts could mean fines of up to £10 million for the most serious health and safety offences and of more than £20 million for organisations convicted of corporate manslaughter.

UK: CHILD SAFETY WEEK IS COMING EARLY THIS YEAR

This year Child Safety Week comes early, running from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 June

WALES: NEW GUIDANCE ON MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SUBSTANCE MISUSE PROBLEMS

Having both a mental health problem and a substance misuse problem – whether severe or moderate – can cause people and their families’ significant distress. The new guildlines will ensure services deliver: Prevention and early intervention; A holistic, person centred approach; Good communication; Co-production and Prudent healthcare

The Welsh Government is investing more than £580m in mental health services in 2015-16, with some £50m being invested in programmes to tackle drug and alcohol misuse over the same period

 

UK: NEW INVENTION PROVIDES PROTECTION AGAINST HAIR STRAIGHTENER BURNS AND HOUSE FIRES

CAPT has teamed up with AOK-Design to raise awareness of the high number of accidental burns from hair straighteners and the risk of house fires from hair appliances left switched on.

AOK-Design have created the DAIO™ (pictured), a stylish but safe way of storing hair straighteners, curling tongs and styling wands

 

WALES: PUBLIC HEALTH WALES SUPPORTS ‘GAS SAFETY ROADSHOW’ FOR SCHOOLS IN SOUTH WALES

The Gas Safety Charity is running a programme which aims to teach school-age children in South Wales the importance of gas safety.  The charity are using a theatre roadshow to deliver the important messages of gas safety.

NEW CAPIC REVIEW DATABASE GOES LIVE!

The new CAPIC Injury Prevention Review Database went live today.  It is a searchable online database designed to support injury prevention practitioners with limited time to conduct their own literature reviews. It contains both reviews and systematic reviews in the areas of safety promotion and injury prevention.

WALES: BURDEN OF INJURY REPORTS FOCUSING ON ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS, ASSAULTS, POISONINGS AND FALLS.

Following on from the 2012 Wales Burden of Injuries report, PHWs in association with CAPIC, have produced four interim reports focusing on data updates in four key areas; road traffic collisions, assaults, poisonings and falls.  These reports  present additional figures from 2011 and 2012, as well as more detailed socio-economic profiles.

There are still a number of data completeness and coding issues and some of the differences reported here may reflect variations in data quality. Nevertheless, the best way to improve data quality is to use the data and stimulate interest in the results.

To download the reports please click on the links below:

The Burden of Injury in Wales – Road Traffic Collisions

The Burden of Injury in Wales – Poisonings

The Burden of Injury in Wales – Assaults

The Burden of Injury in Wales – Falls

WORKBOOST WALES – FREE CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS PLACE A SAFER PLACE TO WORK

Wookboost Wales offers free confidential and professional help on how to make your business a healthier and safer place to work..  For further information please click on the following link http://www.workboostwales.com/

 

ENGLAND & WALES: LATEST ON CRIME IN ENGLAND AND WALES (PERIOD ENDING MARCH 2014)

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest annual statistical bulletin: ‘Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending March 2014’ which draws on two principal sources of data: the Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime. The crime survey covers a broad range of victim based crimes and includes crimes which do not come to the attention of the police.

Key messages include:

  • a 20% fall in violence compared to the previous year according to the crime survey
  • a 6% increase in police recorded ‘violence against the person’ thought due to improved recording
  • Sexual offences recorded by the police saw a 20% rise from the previous year and continues the pattern seen in recent publications. This rise is related to the effect of the Operation Yewtree investigation, connected to the Jimmy Savile inquiry, whereby more victims are coming forward to report offences to the police. Improved compliance with the recording standards for sexual offences in some police forces may also be a factor.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/period-ending-march-2014/stb-crime-stats.html

 

 

ENGLAND AND WALES: VIOLENT CRIME IN ENGLAND AND WALES FALLS AGAIN, A&E DATA SHOWS

Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.

WALES: NAPPY SACKS AWARENESS RAISING CAMPAIGN 2014

Children in Wales, Public Health Wales and the British Medical Association Cymru Wales have produced a poster highlighting the dangers of nappy sacks and how to reduce the risk of injury.  To inform parents and carers of young children, they are asking the children’s workforce in Wales to display the enclosed posters in their reception and waiting room areas.

Poster download:     www.childreninwales.org.uk/32896.file.dld

Leaflet download     www.childreninwales.org.uk/32897.file.dld

WALES: NEW CHAPPIE INFORMATION BULLETIN RELEASED

Contains all the latest news, research and reports from the field of Child Accident Prevention.

WALES: UNINTENTIONAL INJURY LOCATIONS IN 0-24 YEAR OLD’S (2009 – 2013)

The following analyses conducted by CAPIC and AWISS (All Wales Injury Surveillance System) contain Emergency Department attendance figures for unintentional injuries in children and young adults aged 0-24 years living in Wales.  Unintentional injuries are presented by year, age and location type (e.g. home, school, public highway etc.)

Please refer to the ‘Summary’ page for further information about the data sources, data quality issues and guidance on interpreting the results.

Unintentional Injury Location in 0-24 year olds (2009 – 2013)

INFOGRAPHIC- WASTED LIVES: CHILD ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 2013

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

PROTECT CHILDREN, PREVENT NICOTINE POISONING: WHERE DO YOU KEEP YOURS?

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

Children in Wales and Public Health Wales have produced an information sheet on the dangers of nicotine poisoning. All products containing nicotine, such as cigarettes, ashtrays, gum, patches, sprays, lozenges and e-cigarettes, should be kept away from children as these products can be attractive to curious children.

 

MOTHERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON THE DELIVERY OF CHILDHOOD MESSAGES

Countries Covered: Wales & UK
Date: 2013

This research, commissioned by Children in Wales and published in BMC Public Health journal, explored mothers’ knowledge and awareness of child injury prevention and sought to discover mothers’ views about the best method of designing interventions to deliver appropriate child safety messages to prevent injury in the home. The findings suggested that timely childhood injury-related risk messages should be delivered during pregnancy and in line with developmental milestones of the child, through a range of sources including social networks, mass media, face-to-face advice from health professionals and other suitably trained mothers. In addition information on the safe use of home appliances around children and use of child safety equipment should be targeted specifically at those who have recently migrated to the United Kingdom.

EXTERNAL CAUSES ARE 2ND LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO INEQUALITIES IN LIFE EXPECTANCY IN WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

The CMO for Wales new Annual Report 2012-2013 shows that external causes are the 2nd largest contributor to inequalities in the life expectancy gap. A graph on page 14 of the CMO’s report shows that when comparing most and least deprived quintiles in Wales between 2008-2010, external causes contribute to 14.7 months of the life expectancy gap, with circulatory disease being the main contributor at 19.9 months.

CREATING AN ACTIVE WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

The Welsh Government has released a progress report about the progress made on the strategic aims for the Creating an Active Wales action plan.

 

ROAD DEATHS AND SERIOUS INJURIES REACH RECORD LOW IN WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

The number of people being killed or seriously injured on Welsh roads has reached a record low, according to new statistics released by the Welsh Government.

NEW WELSH ROAD SAFETY FRAMEWORK

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

The new Road Safety Framework for Wales published last month (22 July 2013) sets a target for a 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) on Welsh roads by 2020.

The framework, published by the Welsh Government, also includes targets for a 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists KSI and a 40% reduction in the number of young people (16-24 yrs) KSI in the same timeframe.

REDUCING POISONING – ‘LOCK UP YOUR LIQUI-TABS’ FREE POSTER

Children in Wales and Public Health Wales have produced a new free poster, ‘Lock up your Liqui-tabs’.  The aim of this poster is to inform parents about the dangers of ‘liqui-tabs’.

EVIDENCE REVIEW ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG MISUSE IN PREGNANT WOMEN

This Public Health Wales report sets out the epidemiology of substance misuse in Wales and provides a review of the evidence for interventions to identify and treat substance misuse in pregnant women.

CHILD DEATH REVIEW PROGRAMME FOCUSES ON DEATHS IN MOTOR VEHICLES

Country: Wales
Date: 2013
A programme set up to look at trends in child deaths in Wales has published the findings of a review into deaths of teenagers in motor vehicles. Public Health Wales, which hosts the Child Death Review Programme, recommends in its report that the Welsh Government looks at different ways of licensing teenage drivers to prevent fatal road crashes.

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING

Country: Wales
Date: Autumn 2013
Mind Cymru’s Positive Choices project, is running public ASIST courses in autumn 2013.
29-30 October Newport / 9-10 December Cardiff / 5-6 September Ceredigion / 22-23 October Swansea

PRIORITIES FOR TACKLING SUBSTANCE MISUSE IN WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

The third delivery plan of the Welsh Government’s 10 year Substance Misuse Strategy, “Working Together to Reduce Harm”, sets out the actions to be taken to reduce the harm caused by drug and alcohol misuse.

 

 

 

ABUSE RESEARCH

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

The Unit for Development in Intellectual Disabilities at the University of Glamorgan has released the findings of their Looking into Abuse research

 

 

CHILD SAFETY IN WALES; EXAMPLES OF INTERVENTIONS IN PRACTICE

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

To highlight just some of the local accident prevention work taking place across Wales, Children in Wales have produced a document “Child Safety in Wales; Examples of  Interventions in Practice”.  This bilingual publication shares experiences of 14 child safety projects and includes useful information on: partnerships; how each project started; how it is implemented; project costs; sustainability; challenges and lessons learned.  The aim of this document is to share practice and experiences across Wales in order to support, encourage and enable practitioners and local policy makers to increase child safety activity in their areas.

 

TRENDS IN AVOIDABLE MORTALITY 2001 TO 2011

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 2013

The Office for National Statistics have produced a report on trends in avoidable deaths. An underlying data table   includes a breakdown of trends for England, Wales and England and Wales combined by cause of death, sex and 5 year age groups. Injury-specific cause categories include: transport accidents; accidental injury (excluding transport); suicide and self-inflicted injuries; homicide/assault; misadventures to patients during surgical and medical care.

 

PRIORITIES FOR TACKLING SUBSTANCE MISUSE IN WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2013

The third delivery plan of the Welsh Government’s 10 year Substance Misuse Strategy, “Working Together to Reduce Harm”, sets out the actions to be taken to reduce the harm caused by drug and alcohol misuse.

GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF SEAT BELTS ON SCHOOL BUSES

Country Covered: Wales
Date: 2013
The Welsh Government has published new guidance for bus companies, governing bodies and local authorities about the use of seat belts on school transport which will be compulsory on school transport from October 2014.

ACTIVE TRAVEL BILL

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:  2013

The Active Travel Bill places a legal duty on councils to create a network of routes for walking and cycling, and will require them to continuously improve them.

WALES FIRE SERVICE WARNING ABOUT CARBON MONOXIDE

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: March 2013

Firefighters are warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide following incidents in homes in west and north Wales.

WALES: UNINTENTIONAL FALL INJURIES RESULTING IN A HOSPITAL ADMISSION IN WELSH RESIDENTS AGED 60 AND OVER (2000 – 2012)

The following analyses conducted by CAPIC and AWISS (All Wales Injury Surveillance System) contain unintentional fall related hospital admissions in Welsh residents aged 60 and over.

Number of falls admissions are presented by year from 2000 – 2012

In addition, for the year 2012, the number of fall injuries are broken down by age, gender, Local Authority and area-level deprivation.

Please refer to the ‘Summary’ page for further information about the data sources, data quality issues and guidance on interpreting the results.

Hospital admissions for unintentional falls in Welsh residents aged 60 and over

WHERE TO FIND INJURY DATA AND STATISTICS IN THE UK AND IRELAND?

Countries Covered: UK and Ireland
Date: 
2013

To help injury practitioners find relevant and up to date injury related statistics; IOBI have produced guides on where to find injury data in the constituent countries of the UK and Ireland. As well providing guidance on where to find general statistics, links to themed statistics (e.g. road accidents, self-harm, falls) are also provided. England and Wales guides also include: injury related strategies, policies and reviews, and further information on selected injury databases.

Please also refer to Data and Statistics in the Cross-Cutting Themes section

WIDER DEFINITION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE

Countries covered: England and Wales
Years: 2013

The government has announced that the definition of domestic violence will be widened to include those aged 16-17 and wording to reflect coercive control. The decision follows a Government consultation which saw respondents call overwhelmingly for this change.

NEW POWERS TO PROTECT ADULT VICTIMS OF SUSPECTED ABUSE

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2013

It has been announced that new powers to protect adults suspected of being victims of abuse are to be proposed in Wales.

WELSH GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2013

Live Fear Free is the latest part of the Welsh Government’s six-year strategy aimed at ending violence against women in Wales.

FIRE STATISTICS WALES

Fire related statistical headlines, releases and bulletins.

IOBI WELCOMES WELSH ASSEMBLY’S MOVE TO ENCOURAGE MORE 20MPH LIMITS

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2013

IOBI has warmly welcomed a move by the Welsh Assembly to encourage local authorities in Wales to implement more 20mph limits, in recognition of the proven road safety benefits. The Assembly voted on and passed the motion during an open debate today. The Assembly’s move comes only two weeks after the UK government produced new guidance for local authorities in England encouraging them to implement 20mph limits in residential areas, in areas where lots of people walk or cycle (or where there’s the potential for such), and where there is local community demand for lower limits.

HOME SAFETY QUIZ, ROSPA WALES

Home Safety Quiz in Welsh

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2013

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

A huge amount of research on preventing injuries is carried out across the world. It is difficult for injury prevention practitioners to keep up to date with the latest scientific evidence. Increasingly, scientists are pulling together all the high quality studies on particular topics and collating the results in systematic reviews.

WALES BURDEN OF INJURY REPORT

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2013

The Collaboration for Accident Prevention and Injury Control (CAPIC), an IOBI collaborator, have produced a report titled ‘ The Burden of Injury in Wales’ in collaboration with Public Health Wales. It is the first report in 10 years to focus on the burden that injuries place on the Welsh population. A key finding is that injuries result in three deaths, 115 hospital admissions and 1,200 A&E attendances every day in Wales

STATSWALES

Countries Covered: Wales

StatsWales is a free-to-use service that allows visitors to view, manipulate, create and download tables from the most detailed official data on Wales.  Both deaths by cause and year of registration (year age-group, gender) and age standardised death rates by Local Authority (gender, year, L.A.) are available for Wales in Stats Wales.

WHO MORTALITY DATABASE

Countries Covered: England and Wales

Provides annual reported data on mortality statistics by age, sex, and cause of death as obtained from civil registration systems in countries. Mortality data indicate numbers of deaths by place, time and cause. WHO’s mortality data reflect the underlying cause of death coded by the national authority.

Underlying cause of death is defined as “the disease or injury which initiated the train of morbid events leading directly to death, or the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced the fatal injury”, in accordance with the rules of the International Classification of Diseases.

Wale’s and England’s figures are combined in this database.

GUIDANCE ON EMERGENCY DEPT DATA SHARING TO REDUCE VIOLENCE

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2012

The Centre for Public Innovation has developed a website to provide advice and case studies on ‘Reducing Violence in our Community: Emergency Department Datasharing’. This website is designed to give all the tools needed to understand and set up local Datasharing arrangements using an Anonymised Assault Victim Dataset between your local Emergency Departments (EDs) and the Community Safety Partnership.

FIREBRAKE WALES RESEARCH WITH LOCAL MIND ASSOCIATIONS (LMAS) AND COMMUNITY DRUG AND ALCOHOL TEAMS (CDATS)

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2012

Firebrake Wales have collaborated with LMAs and CDATs, to produce reports detailing the impact that mental health issues and alcohol misuse have on fire safety in Wales. The reports also provide suggestions on what can be done to mitigate these risks.

CONSULTATION ON ACTIVE TRAVEL BILL

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2012

The active travel proposals are aimed at enabling more people to walk and cycle and travel by more active methods.

ANEURIN BEVAN HEALTH BOARD HOME SAFETY STRATEGY

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2012

The Aneurin Bevan Health Board has launched a Home Safety Scheme Strategy setting out the direction of home safety for under-5s in the region.The strategy aims to reduce unintentional injury through the co-ordination and standardisationof current home safety.

CHARITY CALLS ON WELSH PUBLIC TO RULE OUT ELDER ABUSE

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2012

Age Cymru has launched a campaign to introduce a legal duty to be placed on public bodies, including local authorities, to investigate cases of abuse or potential abuse reported to them.

ENGAGING, EFFECTIVE RESOURCE FROM CAPT FOR PREVENTING SERIOUS FALLS IN UNDER 5S

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2012

Working closely with Karen McFarlane at Children in Wales, CAPT has identified that falls are the leading cause of accidents for children under 5 in Wales.  Look who’s falling is a DVD pack focusing on three common falls scenarios for young children: a fall from a window, a fall down stairs and a fall from a high chair. It will enable you to easily run a session on falls prevention.

A&E CASUALTIES’ POLICE TIP-OFFS HELP CUT CARDIFF CRIME

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2011

Information gathered from casualties admitted to A&E has been helping police target crime “hotspots” in Cardiff, reducing cases of violence. A four-year study saw 42% fewer woundings in the city compared with 14 similar cities in England and Wales. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is now calling for the project to be rolled out in other countries.

STREET LEVEL CRIME MAPS

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 2011

New online crime maps for England and Wales have been launched, allowing users to see which offences have been reported in their local streets.

CONSULTATION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISCLOSURE SCHEME

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2011

The Home Office has launched a consultation asking whether the protection of victims of domestic violence can be improved by the establishment of a national domestic violence disclosure scheme and, if so, how such a scheme could work in practice.

CORONER INCREASING NARRATIVES AND THEIR IMPACT ON SUICIDE RATES

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2011

The Office for National Statistics have conducted a recent
analysis and conclude: ‘Since 2001 narrative verdicts have been more widely used by coroners. In some cases it can be difficult to code the underlying cause of death from the information provided by the coroner in the narrative. ONS and other organisations have been concerned about the impact of narrative verdicts on the quality of the statistics on cause of death. The increase in the use of narrative verdicts has not had a statistically significant impact on published suicide rates in England and Wales and so no revision to these rates is needed. However, if current trends in the use of narrative verdicts continue, the effect on mortality rates may become large enough to affect the reliability of National Statistics.’

INJURY AND POISONING MORTALITY, 2009

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2011

The latest national level report on injury and mortality was released by the Office for National Statistics on 1 March 2011.

To access the statistical bulletin and accompanying national trend data tables for 2005 to 2009 please click on the following link.

DEATHS RELATED TO DRUG POISONING IN ENGLAND AND WALES, 2011

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2011

The Office for National Statistics have released their latest figures on deaths related to drug poisoning in England nd Wales for the last five years.

CHILDREN IN WALES: HOME SAFETY GUIDES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2011

Children in Wales have developed new bilingual home safety guides to help health visitors, practitioners, families and other organisations, prevent home accidents in children under 5 years. The guides have been specifically designed to prevent home accidents that commonly cause serious, fatal and disabling injuries in children under 5 years.

GUIDANCE FOR SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS IN GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2011

Public Health Wales has published guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the dental team in promoting the safety and well being of children, young people and vulnerable adults they come into contact with during the course of their work. The guidance includes information on local arrangements for support and advice and contains a range of links to access further information.

CORDS ON WINDOW BLINDS: STANDARDISATION MANDATE TO CEN

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2011

On 2nd December 2010 a joint press release was issued by ANEC (The European consumer voice in standardisation) and the European Child Safety Alliance. Window blind cords: Time for action. After a child died in the UK from strangulation by a window blind cord, the European safety standard, EN 13120 was improved in 2009, however there were still concerns that the safety standard did not cover some types of window blinds such as Roman shades.

DEPARTMENT FOR HEALTH ANNOUNCES EARLY IMPLEMENTER HEALTH VISITING SITES

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2011

Twenty sites have been selected to lead the way in delivering the new health visiting service. The new service, announced in February 2011, will improve the health and well-being of children, families and communities, and health visitors will play a central role in making this happen. An extra 4,200 health visitors are being recruited over the next 4 years and ex-health visitors are being encouraged to return to the profession.

THE NATIONAL AUDIT OF FALLS AND BONE HEALTH IN OLDER PEOPLE

Countries Covered: England, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Date: 
2011

There is unacceptable variation in the quality of NHS services for the care and prevention of falls and fractures, an audit reveals. The National Audit of Falls and Bone Health in Older People calls for more prevention in this area. It recommends that health and local authority commissioners should provide therapeutic exercise programmes for older people to prevent falls, and says emergency departments and minor injury units should introduce routine screening for falls risk and osteoporosis among older people presenting with falls and fractures.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR WALES SUPPORTS INJURY PREVENTION

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 
2011

Dr Tony Jewell’s 2010 Annual Report on the health of the people of Wales has recently been published. It is heartening to see the recognition of injury as a major public health issue and the support expressed throughout the Report for injury surveillance and targeted prevention initiatives.

TOGETHER WE CAN END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS STRATEGY

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date:
 2010

The Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy signals a new focus on preventing violence from happening. From 2011, preventing violence in relationships w ill be included in personal, social, health and economic education in schools. This w ill ensure that attitudes w hich condone and perpetuate violence against women are addressed before they become entrenched in young people.

NEW STRATEGY TO ENSURE THAT ALL WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAVE ‘THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE’

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2010

‘The Right to be Safe’ Violence Against Women Strategy is an integrated strategy and implementation plan that will address all forms of violence against women in Wales, extending beyond domestic abuse to tackle issues such as honour based violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

PROTECTING AND SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE ADULTS IN WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2010

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has published ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults in Wales: A review of the arrangements in place across the Welsh National Health Service‘. The report identifies examples of notable or positive practice, as well as highlighting areas for improvement.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have also published a report with its views of protecting and safeguarding adults in Wales, as well as identifying areas of good practice and areas for improvement.

A NATIONAL ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE SUICIDE AND SELF HARM IN WALES 2008-2013

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2008

The five year action plan will raise awareness of suicide and self harm and help people understand that it is often preventable. The plan is aimed mainly at people who are at highest risk. The national action plan outlines the challenges and priorities and how organisations, working together, will deal with them. It also looks at the causes of emotional distress and tackles many of the issues which people, particularly young people, may face.

WORKING TOGETHER TO REDUCE HARM. THE SUBSTANCE MISUSE STRATEGY FOR WALES 2008- 2018

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2008

This 10-year-strategy ‘Working Together to Reduce Harm’, proposes a joint approach to drugs, alcohol and other misused substances.   It sets out how the Welsh Assembly Government and partner organisations will work to reduce the damage caused to individuals, their families and society from all substance misuse.

CAPIC ANALYSIS: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

Countries Covered: Wales

CAPIC has analyzed the Fire and Rescue Services’ FDR-1 forms, which collects data on the nature and cause of the fire and limited data on casualties. The FDR-1 statistics are sent to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and appear in several official publications.  These analysis were performed for years ranging from 1999 to 2004.

CAPIC ANALYSIS: STATS19 COLLISION DATA

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 1994-2005

CAPIC has analyzed STATS19 data in Wales, which details the nature and location of the collision and a crude classification of injury severity.  The data are very useful for mapping the locations of collisions to plan road safety interventions.  These analysis were performed for years ranging from 1994 to 2005.

A FAIR FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN. THE STRATEGY OF THE WELSH ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENT FOR TACKLING CHILD POVERTY

This is a 3 year strategy designed to meet the 2020 target of eradicating child poverty. In addition to income levels, the quality of life of children and young people is influenced by access to education or healthcare, decent housing and concerns about crime and security. The strategy’s strongest focus is upon children’s earliest years.  By making £50 million available between 2005 and 2008 for an initiative for disadvantaged children in their early years. The document sets out guiding principles, issues, proposed methods and yardsticks for success.

NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & MATERNITY SERVICES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2005

The National Service Framework sets out the quality of services that children, young people and their families have a right to expect and receive in Wales. The framework has been developed as a partnership between health and social care with links to education, housing, leisure, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders including parents/ carers, children and young people.

POLICY, PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR WALKING AND CYCLING

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2004

This strategy for Wales sets out the policy context that supports the promotion of pedestrian and cycling facilities.  It also describes common design principles for pedestrian and cycle provision.

DJACENT AND SHARED USE FACILITIES FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2004

This strategy for Wales aimed to make it easier for people to walk or cycle to provision of shared or adjacent routes.  Improving safety for vulnerable road users is crucial in promoting the feasibility of these forms of transport.  All possibilities here are considered.

CAPIC ANALYSIS: HOSPITAL IN-PATIENT DATA – PATIENT EPISODE DATABASE FOR WALES (PEDW)

Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 1993-2003

CAPIC has analyzed data from the Patient Episode Database for Wales (PEDW) held at NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS).  Records in PEDW are based on episodes of care under a particular consultant, called Finished Consultant Episodes. These need to be linked together to carry out analyses of the number of people admitted/discharged from hospital, how many had particular treatments, and whether they died in hospital.  These analysis were performed for years ranging from 1993 to 2003.

ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY FOR WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2003

This is a 7 year programme is aimed at to reduce real and perceived danger for all road and footway users in Wales in order to promote safe and sustainable access.  The areas discussed in this document include road safety (e.g. targets, reducing road danger, joint working with other policy areas), delivering road safety standards, investigating collisions and causalities, safety for children, speed management, safety for pedestrians and cyclists, safety for horse riders, safety for motor vehicle users and safety for motorcyclists.

WALKING AND CYCLING STRATEGY FOR WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2003

This strategy aims to promote walking and cycling and their role in how we travel in Wales. The document points out the disadvantages of using private cars, particularly for short journeys. It highlights the benefits that walking and cycling can bring e.g. health, environmental, etc.  Delivering the strategy will mean that eh Welsh Assembly Government and its stakeholders will have to work together in partnership to make change happen.

THE STRATEGY FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2003

This strategy for Wales aims to provide a framework for future polices and programmes reflecting the needs of an ageing society. Many issues are highlighted in this document about how government at all levels affects older people and their lives. The need to improve services for older people such as health, housing, social services, transport is recognised and the strategy will help to confront discrimination against older people, tackle stereotypes of old age and improve the engagement with and participation of older people in our communities.

KEEP WELL THIS WINTER – THE CONTRIBUTION OF LOACL AUTHORITIES AND THEIR PARTNERS

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2003

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, in 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 provides the background to the themes of the campaign and ideas for local authority involvement.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURE PREVENTION STRATEGY FOR WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2003

This Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Strategy will assist and inform Local Health Boards (LHBs) working with the NHS trusts and social services to address the rising tide of osteoporotic fractures in particular, reducing bed blockage. This approach emphasises the prevention of osteoporotic fractures through the promotion of a healthy active life and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The NOS strategy uses an evidence-based approach and links to national priorities, making it a wonderful example of joined-up thinking.

KEEP WELL THIS WINTER BUILDING THE CAMPAIGN 2003/04

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2003

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.

CAPIC COLLABORATION FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION & INJURY CONTROL

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2002

This document has been written by members of the Collaboration in
Accident Prevention and Injury Control (CAPIC), a virtual Wales Injury
Prevention Network, with the support of the Welsh Assembly Government. The Collaboration commends this document for consideration by the Welsh Assembly Government.

THE TRANSPORT FRAMEWORK FOR WALES

Countries Covered: Wales
Date:
 2001

A better and sustainable transport system is the strategic aim of the Transport Framework . The document sets out how the National Assembly for Wales aims to lead and support the delivery of the transport infrastructure and services needed in Wales.     Strategies identified will help guide and determine how and where future developments should be made to meet Wales’ economic, social and environmental needs.