Category Archives: 2004

FALLS: THE ASSESSMENT AND PREVENTION OF FALLS IN OLDER PEOPLE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

This guidance represents the view of the Institute, which was arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. Health professionals are expected to take it fully into account when exercising their clinical judgement. The guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATING ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION INTERVENTIONS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

This is a 6 year guideline aimed to assist road safety officers and other practitioners to conduct their own evaluations and to better informed when commissioning an evaluation.  Education measures from part of this strategy to improve the road safety of road users. The guidelines are based upon a critical review of recent developments in evaluation techniques and those already in use over the whole field of education, health and safety research undertaken by an expert in the field of evaluation.

FULL GUIDANCE ON LOCAL TRANSPORT PLANS: SECOND EDITION

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

This document is aimed principally at transport planning professionals and sets out the Government’s guidance to local authorities on the approaches and methods they should adopt when drawing up their next Local Transport Plans (LTPs).  This guidance’s aim is to facilitate the delivery of better local transport as quickly as possible, by: enhancing the quality of local transport planning; increasing the effectiveness of the LTP system as a performance management system; and focusing efforts on a small number of key priorities.

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.

TOMORROW’S ROADS SAFER FOR EVERYONE. THE FIRST THREE – YEAR REVIEW

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

The Government’s road safety strategy Tomorrow’s roads – safer for everyone published in March 2000 set out a framework for delivering further improvements in road safety over the next decade and established new long term 10 year casualty reduction targets to be achieved by 2010.

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

This is a strategy looks at the factors that will shape travel and transport networks.  It sets out the government’s vision for transport and how they will respond to those pressure, safeguarding economic and social well being and environment.  The document is built around three key themes:  (i) Sustained investment over the long term (ii) Improvements in transport management (iii) Planning ahead.

HOME ACCIDENT PREVENTION STRATEGY & ACTION PLAN 2004-2009

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 
2004

The overall aim is “To reduce the number of accidental deaths and injuries in the home.” It is recognised that this aim will take time to achieve and therefore this 5 year plan represents only the first phase of a long-term strategy to increase people’s awareness of the dangers and to highlight ways to prevent home accidents. In addition, the aim will only be realised through an integrated partnership approach including statutory, voluntary and community sectors.

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: CHANGE FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & DRUGS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2004

To support delivery of Every Child Matters: Change for Children and the Updated National Drug Strategy, the Department for Education and Skills, the Home Office, and the Department of Health have agreed a joint approach to the development of universal, targeted and specialist services to prevent drug harm and to ensure that all children and young people are able to reach their potential. The document sets out how those responsible for delivering children and young people’s services and the drug strategy should work together to improve the futures of young people, their families and community. Strategic Guidance on drugs and young people setting out national expectations for local delivery on young people’s substance misuse is included.

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: 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.