Category Archives: Cross-Cutting Themes

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

NEW WHO-EUROPEAN STRATEGY: “INVESTING IN CHILDREN: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH STRATEGY FOR EUROPE 2015-2020”

The strategy recommends adopting a life course approach that recognizes that adult health and illness are rooted in health and experiences in previous stages of the life course.  Targeted effort is needed to break the negative cycles in childhood and adolescence such as poor early childhood development and lack of support in growing through adolescence. This will enable children and young people to develop into healthy, happy and competent individuals who can make a positive contribution to their own health and to  society.

 

ENGLAND: TRAUMA AND INJURY PATHWAY DATA FOR CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUPS

‘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.

 

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

ENGLAND: POTENTIAL YEARS OF LIFE LOST DUE TO INJURY

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has released a set of new ‘Clinical Commissioning Group Indicators’.These include,  in ‘Domain 1 – Preventing People Dying Prematurely’, indicator 1.1 ‘Potential years of life lost (PYLL) from causes considered amenable to healthcare’. This provides the ability to compare PYLL due to injuries compared to other causes, by year(s) and sex, at national and clinical commissioning group level

Further information: http://nww.indicators.ic.nhs.uk/webview/  NHS and restricted public health -only access   https://indicators.ic.nhs.uk/webview/     public access

PARACHUTE – A CANADIAN CHARITABLE ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO PREVENTING INJURIES AND SAVING LIVES

Parachute is a Canadian charitable organisation dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.

http://www.parachutecanada.org/

Information, tools and guides are available for the following injury topic areas:

UK: GAS SAFETY WEEK 15th– 21st SEPTEMBER 2014 – FIGHTING FOR A GAS SAFE NATION

Gas Safe Register is launching its fourth national Gas Safety Week on the 15th– 21st September.Gas-Safety-Week-14-web-banner-300x250 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

EUROPE: RAPID ALERT SYSTEM ON DANGEROUS PRODUCTS – RAPEX 2013

For 10 years the EU Rapid Information system (RAPEX) has been guarding European consumers against un-safe non-food products. In 2013 a total of 2,364 measures were taken by EU Member States. This figure indicates a 3.8% rise in alerts compared to 2012 and continues the increasing trend which has been apparent since the establishment of RAPEX in 2003.

UK & IRELAND: NEW IOBI ANALYSES OF INPATIENT DATA FOR SERIOUS INJURIES

IOBI have produced new analyses comparing the incidence of serious injury in the five IOBI countries and nine English regions by comparing emergency hospital admissions for serious injury. By focusing on serious injuries – injuries that are very likely to be admitted to hospital – IOBI have been able to minimise differences in hospital admission thresholds and produce more comparable international data for the incidence of serious injury. Furthermore, serious injuries are associated with greater risk of mortality, disability and increased costs.

WORLD: WHO: NEW TOOL FOR CAUSE-OF-DEATH DATA ANALYSIS

The WHO Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems recently launched a new tool for analysing mortality level and cause-of-death
data version 2 (ANACoD V.2). One of the unique features of ANACoD V.2 is that it contains a module for detailed analyses of external causes of injury deaths. The release of this new tool is one of WHO’s efforts to maximize the use of mortality and cause-of-death data by all Member States for health policy planning, practice, monitoring and evaluation.

UK: NO TO CO! – PETITION TO ENSURE CO ALARMS ARE FITTED WITH CARBON BURNING APPLIANCES

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.

ENGLAND: NEW INFANT INJURY ADMISSIONS LOCAL AUTHORITY INDICATOR

The Public Health Outcomes Framework now includes an indicator of admissions due to injury in age group 0-4 years by local authority.This is presented in the ‘Health Improvement’ domain alongside the existing ‘2.07’ indicators for age groups 0-14 years and 15-24 years.The indicator is available for comparisons at both upper and lower tier local authority level and trend data can be viewed for the years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13.Local Authorities can also be grouped by deprivation level or type of area for comparison.

UK: WHY CHILDREN DIE

UK children are at a higher risk of premature death than their Western European counterparts due to the growing gap between rich and poor and a lack of targeted public health policies to reduce child deaths, finds a new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the National Children’s Bureau (NCB).

Why Children Die reviewed existing UK evidence on child deaths and their causes, and one of the recommendations states “local authorities should make maximum use of children’s centres, health visiting services and safety equipment schemes to educate and equip parents to keep their children safe; with a focus on water safety, safe sleeping and blind cord injury prevention”.

SCOTLAND: JUSTICE STRATEGY FOR SCOTLAND

The Scottish Government states “ Our vision is of a justice system that contributes positively to a flourishing Scotland, helping to create an inclusive and respectful society in which all people and communities live in safety and security, individual and collective rights are supported and disputes are resolved fairly and swiftly”.

The Strategy mentions a series of priorities including ‘Reducing crime, particularly violent and serious organised crime’ and ‘Reducing the damaging impacts of drug and alcohol problems’.

EUROPE: INJURIES AND INEQUITIES – GUIDANCE FOR ADDRESSING INEQUITIES IN UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES

This policy guidance aims to support national, regional and local policy-makers in Europe to prepare, implement and follow up policy actions and interventions to reduce inequities in unintentional injuries.  Unintentional injuries, including road traffic injuries, falls, burns, drownings and poisonings still constitute a major public health problem, killing almost half a million people in the WHO European Region each year and causing many more cases of disability.

UK: TAKE HEAD INJURIES SERIOUSLY AND TREAT QUICKLY, SAYS NICE

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.

ENGLAND: NEW REPORT – ‘IMPROVING THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH’

Countries Covered: England
Date: 2014

A new report has been published by the King’s Fund.  It’s called ‘Improving the public’s health’ and, although primarily aimed at English local authorities because of their new role in public health, the document offers many recommendations relating to accident prevention for both children and older people.

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/improving-publics-health

 

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)

WORLD: WHO REPORT ON SPINAL INJURIES

Countries Covered: World
Date: 2013

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report, “International perspectives on spinal cord injury” was published on 2 December 2013. This notes that as many as 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year.

IOBI WISHES PROF. DAVID STONE ALL THE BEST IN HIS RETIREMENT!

IOBI would like to extend a huge thank you to Professor David Stone for all of his support over the years and wish him all the best in his retirement!
Further information about David’s career and contribution to the field be found here.

 

 

CHANGING BEHAVIOURS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

This LGA briefing for councillors and officers explains how behavioural change interventions – or nudge theory as it is dubbed – can help local authorities fulfil their public health responsibilities.

TESCO CHARITY TRUST COMMUNITY AWARDS SCHEME

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000.  The funding goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around stores in the UK.

If you are looking for funding, this is a source you may want to consider.  For further information on this fund please have a look here and for the award guidelines click here.

 

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE TAKES STEPS TO PROTECT BABIES AND TODDLERS FROM A SERIOUS ACCIDENT

Countries Covered: England
Date: 2013

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.
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GREATER EXPECTATIONS – NEW REPORT ON INEQUALITIES BY NATIONAL CHILDREN BUREAU

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

The National Children’s Bureau has produced a report – Greater Expectations – which examines 12 key indicators to determine whether children in this country are still experiencing inequality and disadvantage. This new report shows that far from improving over time, the situation today appears to be no better than it was nearly five decades ago.  Accident prevention is mentioned quite a lot and you can access a copy of the report using the following link: http://www.ncb.org.uk/12976.

ENGLAND’S CMO’S ANNUAL REPORT 2012: OUR CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER: PREVENTION PAYS

Countries Covered: England
Date: 2013

England’s annual report on children and young people’s health from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally C Davies,  contains lots of information on accidents and accident prevention.  The report can be downloaded at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chief-medical-officers-annual-report-2012-our-children-deserve-better-prevention-pays

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

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.

GO SAFE SCOTLAND – NEW SAFETY TOOL FOR CHILDREN

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.

SCOTLAND: NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT SYSTEM

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.

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.

 

EU-CONSULTATION H&S POLICY

The Commission launched a public consultation on the new EU occupational safety and health policy framework. The main purpose of this consultation is to gather insights and contributions from the public further to results of the evaluation of the European Strategy on Safety and Health at Work 2007-2012.

EUROSAFE CALLS ON EC: LEGAL REQUIREMENT ON INJURY DATA NEEDED

In a joint statement, EuroSafe and  seven related EU-level organisations  representing a broad social and economic spectrum in Europe, urge the  Commission to revise its proposal for a  Regulation on the Market Surveillance  of Products (COM(2013)75) and to  include a clear and binding provision  that requires Member States (MSs) to  collect data on product related injuries
and to enable the Commission to create an EU-funded accident and injury  data system that embraces all MSs.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF THE INJURY PREVENTION ACTIVITIES OF CHILDREN’S CENTRES

Children’s centres were established across England to provide a range of services including early education, social care and health to pre-school children and their families. The authors surveyed children’s centres to ascertain the activities they were undertaking to prevent unintentional injuries in the under fives. The authors concluded children’s centres need further support if they are to effectively tackle this important public health area.

ENGLAND – CHILD HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS DUE TO INJURY

The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) now contains an injury indicator for children and young people – ‘Hospital admissions caused by unintentional and deliberate injuries in children and young people aged 0-14 and 15-24 years’.

Further information

CHILD DEATHS DUE TO INJURY IN THE FOUR UK COUNTRIES FROM 1980 TO 2010

Country: UK
Date: 2013
Determining patterns and trends in child injury mortality can identify groups at particularly high risk. This study compares trends in child deaths due to injury in the four home countries between 1980 and 2010.

PUT MENTAL HEALTH ON TIMETABLE, SCHOOLS URGED

Country: UK
Date: 2013
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.  

GUIDE TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE ACTIVE

This guide produced by Sustrans gives people working in schools and colleges tips and advice on how to engage 11 to 18-year-olds in cycling, walking and public transport use.

THE LINTEL TRUST – FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

The Lintel Trust’s revised Grants Programme comprises small funds for older people and equalities, in addition to donor-advised grants for specific geographical areas/groups.

DUBLIN JOINS UNITED NATIONS WOMEN SAFE CITIES GLOBAL PROGRAMME

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 2013

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.

 

 

ASSET-BASED APPROACHES TO PUBLIC HEALTH IN SCOTLAND

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date: 2013

An interesting article has been posted on the ScotPHO website which explains the latest thinking on assets and asset-based approaches to public health in Scotland.  It describes the community development approaches which build positive assets that are perceived as ways of taking a preventative and ‘early intervention’ approach to some of the problems of health inequalities.

 

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.

 

CROSS PARTY GROUP ON ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND SAFETY AWARENESS

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date: 2013

RoSPA Scotland recently supported an application by Clare Adamson MSP to establish a Cross Party Group on   Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness, which has been accorded recognition by the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND MOTIVATIONS TO HEALTH 2008-11

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date: 2013

The report shows (amongst other things) that 84% of adults have the knowledge that heart disease is less likely among regularly active people.  It also highlights that 88% have knowledge that overweight and obesity is also less likely among active people.  However, only 21% were aware of the connection with regular activity and a reduction in injuries and accidents.

SHOCKING NEW STATISTICS ON HEAD INJURIES AMONG MEN WHO ARE HOMELESS OR IN DANGER OF LOSING THEIR HOME

Men who are heavy drinkers and homeless for long periods of time have 400 times the number of head injuries as the general population, according to a new study by researchers who said they were shocked by their findings.

These men have 170 times as many severe head injuries as the general population and 300 times as many injuries that cause bleeding in the brain.

SOURCE: Medical News Today

2008 – 2010 ‘INJURIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION’ REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 2013
EuroSafe’s the fourth edition of Injuries in the European Union is being released. The report reveals that an annual average of 40 million people within the EU need hospital treatment and 233.000 people die as a result of an injury event.

JOINT CALL BY 28 EU-LEVEL ORGANISATIONS: PAN-EUROPEAN ACCIDENT AND INJURY DATA SYSTEM NEEDED

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 2013

On the occasion of the European Consumer Day organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on March in Brussels, a coalition of 28 European umbrella organisations issued a Joint Call urging European Institutions and the Member States to create an EU-funded accident and injury data system under the coordination of the European Commission.

 

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.

NEW INTERNATIONAL TASKFORCE TO ADVISE NHS STAFF ON PATIENT SAFETY

Countries covered: England
Date: March, 2013

“International experts are being asked to form a taskforce to advise NHS staff on ways to help keep their patients safe from harm.”

For further information please click here

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

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF PREDICTIVE PERFORMANCE OF INJURY SEVERITY SCORING TOOLS

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2013

High-quality studies were limited. The New Injury Severity Score (NISS) might perform better in the mortality predic-tion of blunt injuries than the Injury Severity Score (ISS). Additional studies are required to standardize the deriva-tion of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-based Injury Severity Score (ICISS) and determine the relative per-formance of the ICISS against the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) based tools.

Citation: Authors: Tohira H, Jacobs I, Mountain D, Gibson N, Yeo A. Scand. Periodical: J. Trauma Resusc. Emerg. Med. 2013 20(1): 63.

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.

EU HEALTH PROGRAMME: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2013

The 2013 Work Plan of the Health Programme was published on 8 December 2012. It sets the annual priorities for implementation of EU Health Programme. Based on the decision of 8 December 2012, the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) launched on 20th of December the calls for proposals for joint actions, operating grants, projects and conferences. The calls for tenders will be launched in the course of year 2013. In order to be alerted of when open calls for tender are launched, you are advised to sign-up to the mailing list.

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

ROSPA’S BIG BOOK ON ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2013

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents have produced a booklet aimed at ‘decision makers in public health’ to highlight the impact that effective accidental injury prevention can have on the health of their populations.

PUBLIC HEALTH OUTCOMES FRAMEWORK (PHOF) DATA TOOL

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2013

The Public Health Outcomes Framework ‘Healthy lives, healthy people: Improving outcomes and supporting trans-parency’ sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected.

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.

NEW TWOTHIRTYVOLTS ELECTRICAL SAFETY WEBSITE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

New website TwoThirtyVolts contains useful facts on electrical safety for 11-16 year-olds.

PREVENTING ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM IN DRINKING ENVIRONMENTS

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

A major European study has examined research from across the world to identify what works to reduce alcohol-related harm in drinking environments.

ALCOHOL IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: CONSUMPTION, HARM AND POLICY APPROACHES

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

The report Alcohol in the European Union: consumption, harm and policy approaches has been recently released by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. This new report uses information gathered in 2011 to update key indicators on alcohol consumption, health outcomes and action to reduce harm across the European Union (EU).

UK: ROSPA INFOCENTRE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

RoSPA’s Infocentre, based at the Society’s headquarters in Birmingham, houses a unique collection of safety-related documents and provides an extensive enquiry service on all aspects of safety and health. For RoSPA Members the service is free, included as part of the annual subscription.

CONFIRMED PUBLIC HEALTH INDICATORS FOR INJURY PREVENTION

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

IOBI welcomes the inclusion of several injury prevention indicators in the new Public Health Outcome Framework. The Public Health Outcome Framework, published in January 2012, sets out the desired outcomes for public health across England and how these will be measured.

GOVERNMENT’S ALCOHOL STRATEGY

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Government’s Alcohol Strategy is a welcomed attempt to address the problems alcohol causes in a coherent way, but its focus on public order overshadows health issues, warn MPs on the Health Committee in a new report.

PROJECT TO INFORM INJURY DATA COLLECTION IN A&E DEPARTMENTS IN ENGLAND

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

The South West Public Health Observatory has been working on a project to define a standard dataset for enhanced injury-related collection in emergency medicine in England, and is currently evaluating the viability of this through a pilot collection. The dataset was defined and refined drawing on: an earlier report commissioned by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents which outlined the requirements of enhanced data collection; a collection already underway in Wales; EU requirements; a steering group comprising experts in the field of injury prevention and members of the College of Emergency Medicine.

THE UK BURDEN OF INJURY STUDY: BURDEN OF INJURY 2.6 TIMES HIGHER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Researchers have found the burden of injury to be 2.6 times higher in the UK than previously thought. The burden of injury – quantifying the impact injury has on an individual who is injured and on society – has been calculated as part of new research led by Professor Ronan Lyons, Swansea University. The research entitled ‘Measuring the Population Burden of Injuries – Implications for Global and National Estimates: A Multicentre Prospective UK Longitudinal Study’ analyses a variety of types of accident data.

‘INJURY PROFILES’ WEBSITE SHOW BURDEN OF INJURIES BY LOCAL AUTHORITY

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

The Injury Profiles provide a snapshot of injuries occurring in each local authority in England. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made regionally and nationally for over 40 injury related indicators.

JOINT ACTION ON MONITORING INJURIES IN EUROPE (JAMIE): DEVELOPMENT OF A MINIMUM DATA SET (MDS)

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

JAMIE is a European project which aims to have a common emergency departmental-based surveillance system for injury prevention in operation in all Member States in the EU.  The following document discusses the development of a Minimum Data Set (MDS), which could be widely adopted in virtually all hospitals in member states at low or no cost.

GUIDES ON WHERE TO FIND INJURY DATA AND STATISTICS IN THE UK AND IRELAND

Countries Covered: UK and Ireland
Date: 
2012

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.

11 EVIDENCED BASED REVIEWS RELEASED BY THE UK VIOLENCE AND INJURY PREVENTION FOCAL POINT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2011

The UK Violence and Injury Prevention Focal Point, have released 11 evidenced based reviews (covering on Burns, Child Maltreatment, Childhood Injuries, Elder Abuse, Falls in Older People, Intimate Partner Violence, Road Traffic Accidents, Self Harm and Suicide, Sexual Violence, Sports Injuries and Youth Violence) designed for the non-specialist.

ALCOHOL CONCERN FACTSHEET, ‘GRASPING THE NETTLE: ALCOHOL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE’

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2011

This Alcohol Concern factsheet is an updated overview of the research on the association between alcohol and domestic violence and a clear outline of the

GUIDE TO CALCULATE COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND COST-UTILITY OF INJURY PREVENTION INTERVENTIONS

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2011

THE WHO regional office has published a guide for use of standardised methods to conduct cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyse on injury prevention interventions. The guide is designed to assist public health experts, researchers and policy makers who are interested in estimating cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of injury prevention programmes.

TWO INJURY PROJECTS REMOVED FROM NICE WORK PROGRAMME

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2011

The Department of Health have decided that six topics, including two relating to accident prevention, previously referred to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), are not appropriate for NICE public health guidance and should be removed from its work programme.

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.

ACCIDENT PREVENTION KEY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2011

The Department of Health has published a progress report on the new approach to public health confirming that accidental injury prevention will be included within the new role and responsibilities of local authorities.

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.

EUROSAFE POLICY BRIEFINGS

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2011

Eurosafe have produced 19 policy briefings covering all areas of injury prevention.

ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY (A&E) ATTENDANCES IN ENGLAND 2009-10

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2011

The report ‘Accident and Emergency Attendances in England (Experimental Statistics) 2009-10’ and accompanying summary data tables were published in January 2011. This is the third annual publication on A&E attendance data within Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). It covers the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 and draws on just over 15 million detailed records of attendance at major A&E departments, single specialty A&E departments, minor injury units and walk-in centres in England.

UPDATED LOCAL ALCOHOL PROFILES FOR ENGLAND

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2011

The Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE 2010) contain 23 alcohol-related indicators for every local authority and 24 for every primary care trust in England. This year, key Indicators in healthcare, criminal justice, benefits claimants, drinking patterns and life lost due to alcohol have been used in combination to identify and map those areas experiencing different overall levels of alcohol-related harms.

EXTERNAL CAUSES AND PLACE OF DEATH

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2011

recent report examines variation in deaths by external cause in England in the years 2007-2009, with a particular focus on information relevant to end of life care. Variation is shown by age group, sex, external cause and place of death. The report ‘External Causes of Death’ was produced by the South West Public Health Observatory for the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network.

TACKLING YOUTH DRINKING—DRINKAWARE LAUNCHES NEW SECTION ON WEBSITE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2010

Drinkaware, a UK charity which aims to reduce alcohol harm, has launched a new section of its website dedicated to offering alcohol advice to professionals who work with young people.

PREVENTING INJURIES IN EUROPE: FROM INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2010

WHO and the European Commission have released a report which documents progress made during their three-year project, which aimed to prevent injury and promote safety. The report assesses the implementation of 99 evidence-based programmes, which include not only five causes of unintentional injury and six types of violence, but also measures that alleviate socioeconomic inequalities in injuries and violence and tackle alcohol as a risk factor.

SURVEY OF LIFESTYLES, ATTITUDES AND NUTRITION IN IRELAND

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 
2010

This is the third national Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition (SLÁN) in Ireland, conducted in 2007 using face-to-face interviews with adults aged 18 years or over, interview ed at home addresses. SLÁN 2007 follow s on from two previous surveys using postal questionnaires. The report includes findings on alcohol and the use of illicit drugs, as well as injuries necessitating medical consultation.

ANALYSIS OF INPATIENT ADMISSIONS DATA FOR INJURIES ACROSS BRITAIN AND IRELAND

Countries Covered: Great Britain and Ireland
Date:
 2010

IOBI have developed a specification which will enable comparative analysis of inpatient data across the 5 countries in Britain and Ireland. Agreeing consistent case definitions and appropriate methodologies for use across all five nations was a major focus of the work. This was important because inpatient data varied from country to country in terms of availability, definitions, inclusion and exclusion criteria, coding systems, coding practices and reporting timeframes.

LIGHTER LATER – SAVING THE DAYLIGHT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2010

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.

INJURIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION – STATISTICS SUMMARY 2005 – 2007

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2009

The 2009-report “Injuries in the EU” was launched by Eurosafe in December. The report presents data collected over the years 2005-2007. It also highlights injury data related to major risk groups and injury causes as identified in the EU-Council recommendation on injury prevention and safety promotion: children, adolescents, senior citizens, pedestrians/ bicyclists, sporting activities, consumer products, interpersonal violence and self-harm.

INJURY PREVENTION POLICY BRIEFINGS PRODUCED BY EUROSAFE AND THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

Policy 1: The role of public health in injury prevention
Policy 2: Developing national policy for injury prevention
Policy 3: Inequality in injury risks

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL ON ACTIONS FOR A SAFER EUROPE

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2006

This document focuses on the prevention of accidents and injuries in the Member States by public health actions. It provides a strategic framework in form of a Community action plan which will help the Member States prioritise their actions in reducing accidents and injuries.

TACKLING HEALTH INEQUALITIES. BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE TO SUPPORT NHS PLANNERS AND COMMISSIONERS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2005

The Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Technical Note produced for the service set out the planning requirements for the NHS, including specific requirements relating to inequalities. The aim of this paper is to provide further information on inequalities to support NHS planners and commissioners in doing that. The action outlined in the paper is not mandatory.

THE NATIONAL HEALTH PROMOTION STRATEGY 2000-2005

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 
2005

The purpose of this new health promotion strategy is to set out a broad policy framework within which action can be carried out at an appropriate level to advance the strategic aims and objectives.

TACKLING HEALTH INEQUALITIES. A PROGRAMME FOR ACTION

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

This plan sets out a Programme for Action for achieving two goals – the national health inequalities target and the wider challenges set by the underlying causes of health inequalities.

WALKING AND CYCLING: AN ACTION PLAN

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

This is an 8 year plan aiming to promote the health, travel, social benefits of walking and cycling. The barriers to walking and cycling have developed over a long period of time and the intention is to work towards long-term changes to overcome those barriers. This action plan sets out short-term, practical steps which Government and its partners will take with the aim of increasing levels of cycling and walking with safety in mind throughout.   The report discusses methods of improving the walking and cycling environment, providing better facilities for walking and cycling and  influencing travel behaviour.

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.

CAPIC ANALYSIS: ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DATA – ALL WALES INJURY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS (AWISS)

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 2003-2004

CAPIC has analysed accident and emergency department data in Wales from the All Wales Injury Surveillance System (AWISS).  The All Wales Injury Surveillance System (AWISS) is funded by Welsh Government to collect information on all injured people attending A & E departments across Wales in order to support research into the targeting and evaluation of injury prevention initiatives.  These analysis were performed for years ranging from 2003 to 2004.

PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF ACCIDENTAL INJURY TO CHILDREN AND OLDER PEOPLE – EVIDENCE BRIEFING

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2003

This evidence briefing is a review about the prevention and reduction of accidental injury in children and older people. The necessity for reviewing reviews of tertiary level research stems from the proliferation over the last decade or more of systematic and other types of review in medicine and public health.

NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: ACTION PLAN

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2003

This is a 3 year strategy forms a key part of the Scottish Executive’s work on improving health in Scotland and in achieving greater social justice by working to address mental health inequalities and reduce the opportunity gap experienced by people with mental health problems. This document sets out the main aims and areas of activity for national work and provides a suggested outline for local areas to follow.

LIVING PLACES: CLEANER, SAFER, GREENER

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2003

This document sets out the Government’s approach to making cleaner, safer, greener public spaces to enhance the quality of life in our neighbourhoods, towns and cities. The quality of public spaces affects all of us wherever we live and work. Safe, well-maintained and attractive public spaces have a critical role in creating pride in the places where we live which, in turn, is essential to building community cohesion and successful communities. But all too often, we experience places that are unwelcoming, unkempt and difficult – or even dangerous – to use.

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.

PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL INJURY – PRIORITIES FOR ACTION

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2002

This report by the Accidental Injury Task Force offers a practical way forward to cross-Government action which would have the greatest impact in preventing injury. The Task Force has identified where efforts should be focused in future, and how they can have maximum impact through better planning, co-ordination and leadership. It has set out an agenda for delivering real reductions in accidental injury, which result in deaths and serious injuries, and has identified proven practical measures that can be applied now.

INJURY IN IRELAND

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 
2001

Cancers, heart disease and injuries are the three major causes of premature mortality in Ireland. Injuries are almost certainly the main cause of severe acquired disability in those under 65 years of age. Just as a co-ordinated strategy of prevention and treatment was needed for cancer and heart disease, so a co-ordinated strategy for injury prevention and treatment is urgently required.

CRIME REDUCTION STRATEGY

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
1999

Safe and healthy communities need a strong, shared respect for the proper boundaries of the law and collective condemnation for all those who break them.  Reducing crime and the fear of crime enhances liberty and revitalises communities. The fight against crime is an integral part of the Government’s commitment to make Britain a better place to live.  This is an ambitious programme of work which will – if achieved – represent an unprecedented reduction in levels of recorded crime against the predicted scale.