Category Archives: 2012

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)

PREVENTING CHILD MALTREATMENT

Countries Covered: World
Date: 
2012

To help meet the prevention challenges, WHO has collaborated with the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in the development of ‘Preventing child maltreatment’.

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.

RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The RCGP document provides guidance to general practitioners to help them respond effectively to patients experiencing domestic abuse.

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION (GCVP)

Countries Covered: World
Date: 
2012

The World Health Organization launched its Plan of Action for theGlobal Campaign for Violence Prevention (GCVP) for 2012 and the following seven years. The plan aims to unify the efforts of the main actors in international violence prevention and identify a focussed set of priorities for the field.

INVENTORY OF YOUTH SERVICES IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 
2012

The National Suicide Research Foundation has published an inventory of services for young people. The inventory was developed in response to requests from professionals, volunteers and young people who expressed a need for an inventory of services that young people can turn to for general and mental health issues. The inventory is available at the NSRF’s website.

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.

STAFFORDSHIRE FIREFIGHTERS PERFORM YOUTUBE HIT

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

Staffordshire firefighters turned their station into a disco to perform a cover of the Sugababes’ hit Push the Button to promote fire alarm testing. The pop song’s lyrics have been adapted to encourage people to regularly test whether their alarms work. To date the video has had more than 66,000 YouTube views from people watching their cover version online.

IT’S TIME TO TEST: CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, TEST YOUR SMOKE ALARM

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

new hard-hitting Fire Kills campaign, urges people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks on 25th March 2012, by taking a moment to test their smoke alarm too. The twice-yearly clock change is a task that everybody takes for granted. While timekeeping is a vital part of our lives and we all keep our clocks working to stay on track, it’s shocking to find that many people forget to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones by keeping their smoke alarm in the same working order.

FIRE SAFETY FILM – POST MORTEM

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Fire Kills campaign is once again reminding people to maintain and test their smoke alarms through its new Post Mortem film.

HEATHLY WORKPLACES CAMPAIGN

Countries Covered: Europe
Date:
 2012

Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2012–13 ‘Working together for risk prevention’ has been launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). It aims to encourage managers, workers and other stakeholders to join forces to improve safety and health in work places. The Campaign is co-coordinate by EU-OSHA and partners in the EU’s 27 Member States.

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEUROMUSCULAR WARM-UP STRATEGIES, THAT REQUIRE NO ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT, FORPREVENTING LOWER LIMB INJURIES DURING SPORTS PARTICIPATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Study Conclusions: Effective implementation of practical neuromuscular warm-up strategies can reduce lower extremity injury incidence in young, amateur, female athletes and male and female military recruits. This is typically a warm-up strategy that includes stretching, strengthening, balance exercises, sports-specific agility drills and landing techniques applied consistently for longer than three consecutive months. In order to optimize these strategies, the mechanisms for their effectiveness require further evaluation.

SAFETY IN BASKETBALL – LAUNCH OF SPORTS TASK FORCE REPORT

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

three-years study by the EuroSafe -Safety in Sports Task Force confirms that it is possible to anchor injury prevention more strongly into the education and training of coaches as well as players and thus to increase the health benefits of playing basketball by decreasing injury risks. Coaches play a decisive role in translating the prevention evidence into practice and are the most important mediators for integrating safety aspects within current training and practices.

NHS BRISTOL – NON-COLLISION CYCLING SURVEY

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

NHS Bristol, Cycling City and the West of England Road Safety Partnership have been working together to conduct and publicise the results of a survey investigating the causes and circumstances of non-collision incidents (NCI). The survey found slipping on ice to be the main cause of NCIs, accounting for 1 in 4 NCIs. As a result, NHS Bristol has subsequently employed Lifecycle to work with employers to help them raise awareness of the hazards cyclists face when travelling to work in freezing conditions.

NON-LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR THE PROMOTION OF CYCLE HELMET WEARING BY CHILDREN

Countries Covered: World
Date: 
2012

Study Conclusions: Non-legislative interventions appear to be effective in increasing observed helmet use, particularly community-based interventions and those providing free helmets. Those set in schools appear to be effective but possibly less so than community-based interventions. Interventions providing education only are less effective than those providing free helmets. There is insufficient evidence to recommend providing subsidised helmets at present. Interventions may be more effective if provided to younger rather than older children. There is evidence that interventions offered in healthcare settings can increase self reported helmet wearing. Further high-quality studies are needed to explore whether non-legislative interventions increase helmet wearing, and particularly the effect of providing subsided as opposed to free helmets, and of providing interventions in healthcare settings as opposed to in schools or communities.

Citation: Owen R, Kendrick D, Mulvaney C, Coleman T, Royal S. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2012 11(online): CD003985

Original 2005 study

BOOKLET ON MOTORWAY DRIVING IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 
2012

Ireland’s motorway network has expanded in recent years and there has been an increase in motorway traffic incidents. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has published a new information booklet to help drivers to safely use motorways.

SCORSA DRIVING RISKS @ WORK TOOLKIT

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2012

The Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) launched its ScORSA Driving Risks @ Work Toolkit on 11th May 2011 to coincide with the United Nations launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety. The ScORSA DR@W Toolkit is free to Small and Medium sized businesses in Scotland and has been promoted through a series of seminars in Fife, Glasgow, Hamilton and Aberdeen.  Statistics reveal that people who drive in the course of their work are involved in between a quarter to a third of all incidents on Scotland’s
roads.

CHILDREN’S TRAFFIC CLUB

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Children’s Traffic Club is a proven and effective child road safety programme, focusing on helping parents/ carers teach their children how to keep safe when out and about – but have fun at the same time!

ROAD SAFETY: ACTION KIT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Countries Covered: World
Date: 
2012

In April this year, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, a global youth-led organisation that acts to make the world’s roads safe for young people – officially launched the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit at the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration meeting in Washington DC, USA.

NATIONAL DEBATE ON YOUNG DRIVERS

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2012

Young Drivers are disproportionately represented in road accidents. In Scotland they are involved in around 25% of incidents. The Scottish Government document Road Safety Framework to 2020 has highlighted young drivers as a priority group. As a commitment to this priority a National Debate on Young Drivers was conducted and the report published in December 2010.

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.

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON SETTING LOCAL SPEED LIMITS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The government has published for consultation draft guidance to local authorities on setting local speed limits. They propose to make it easier for local authorities to implement lower speed limits on urban and rural roads.

DfT: ROAD ACCIDENT AND SAFETY STATISTICS Countries covered:Great Britain

Countries Covered: Great Britain
Date:
 2012

Road Accident and Safety statistics produced by the Department for Transport. Most statistics are based on accidents reported to the police (STATS19 system). These provide detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury road accidents, including the types of vehicles involved and the consequent casualties.

ETSC LAUNCHES SAFER CYCLING INITIATIVE

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has launched an initiative to improve the safety of cyclists on European roads. ‘BIKE PAL’ will begin with a thorough analysis of cycling safety in EU member states, which will include ranking countries according to their level of safety.

For more information contact Mircea Steriu, ETSC communications officer, on mircea.steriu@etsc.eu

HOME SAFETY EDUCATION AND PROVISION OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR INJURY PREVENTION

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

This review evaluates the effectiveness of home safety education, with or without the provision of low cost, discounted or free equipment (hereafter referred to as home safety interventions), in reducing child injury rates or increasing home safety practices and whether the effect varied by social group.

Citation: Kendrick D, Young B, Mason-Jones AJ, Ilyas N, Achana FA, Cooper NJ, Hubbard SJ, Sutton AJ, Smith S, Wynn P, Mulvaney C, Watson MC, Coupland C. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD005014. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005014.pub3

HOME ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECK’ APP FROM ELECTRICAL SAFETY COUNCIL

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The new ESC app allows anyone – whether they live in the home or are looking to move into it – to do a quick, visual check, to ensure its electrically safe. Designed to be as easy-to-use as possible, the app highlights potential dangers in each room and explains how to resolve simple, non-technical problems.

FREE FUN KITS FROM ELECTRICAL SAFETY COUNCIL (ESC)

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The ESC has produced a fun free kit for kids aged 4-8 years about electrical safety.

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.

FREE GAS SAFETY CHECKS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Gas Safe Register is encouraging people, and in particular the elderly, to take advantage of free gas safety checks if they are eligible to help ensure they have well maintained and safe gas appliances. It has been reported that “£134 million worth of potentially life-saving gas safety checks offered free by the energy suppliers go unclaimed every year.

CAN THE HOME EVER BE SAFE?

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2012

Fife Council has welcomed its first tenants into its first set of newly built Council homes in over two decades. This development in Rosyth not only marks the first of five new build council house developments currently underway in Fife, it also means that Fife is the first Council in Scotland to incorporate all the recommended safety features from RoSPA’s policy document Can the Home ever be Safe?

NHS BRISTOL RESEARCH – PREDICTING FUTURE NEEDS OF FALLS SERVICES

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

NHS Bristol have also been involved in a falls related project ‘Falls—into the future’. This project aims to model trends in fall related emergency admissions of older people, to help predict future needs of falls services. As well as highlighting the need for specialised services to identify and assist people at risk of falling, this analysis also helped make a business case for a Fracture Liaison Service and the development of the Falls/Primary Prevention Services.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Reviews from the Cochrane Library assess the benefits of physical activity and exercise on the health and well being of older people.

INTERVENTIONS FOR PREVENTING FALLS IN OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Conclusions: Group and home-based exercise programmes, and home safety interventions reduce rate of falls and risk of falling.Multifactorial assessment and intervention programmes reduce rate of falls but not risk of falling; Tai Chi reduces risk of falling.Overall, vitamin D supplementation does not appear to reduce falls but may be effective in people who have lower vitamin D levels before treatment.

Citation: Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson LM, Lamb SE. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2012; 9(ePub): CD007146.

YOUTUBE VIDEO ON FALLS PREVENTION

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Oxfordshire Falls Prevention Service has produced a video on falls prevention. The video offers advice to older people and their carers on how to reduce an older person’s risk of falling.

FALLS PREVENTION RESOURCE PACK

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

This Royal College of Physicians pack includes quality improvement best practice measures for assessing the impact of the number of falls in clinical hospital wards as well as preventing and managing falls.

REDUCING FALLS IN CARE ENVIRONMENTS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

East Midlands Health, Innovation, Education Cluster have developed a falls reduction educational package for carers in care homes which includes resources such as DVD and social media support.

PROTECTING AN AGEING POPULATION FROM RISK OF FIRE IN THE HOME

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) have launched a new National Older Persons Strategy which aims to provide guidance and support to fire and rescue services and their partners to enable them to rise to the challenge of keeping older and more vulnerable members of the community safer from the risk of injury and death as a result of fire in the home.

AGENDA FOR LATER LIFE 2012 REPORT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

This Age UK report is an annual audit of how public policy is meeting the challenges of an ageing society against five key indicators: work and learning; finances; travel and lifestyle; health and wellbeing; and home and care.

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.

CARE HOMES CAMPAIGN

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Fresh ties is calling for independent volunteer care home visitors who can act as a confidential listening ear/advocate for residents and family members . Their reports could provide a central log of concerns (as well as good practice). The inspection body and local authority would then have a basis for investigation; and family members/residents would no longer be lone voices.

LASER ALLIANCE: EXPERIENCING RISK IS CRUCIAL IF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TO LEARN ABOUT SAFETY AND BEING ACTIVE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Helping children and young people develop skills to make responsible decisions about safety and risk is the aim of a new LASER Alliance. The LASER Alliance, which currently has 215 registered members (individuals and organisations), promotes “learning about safety by experiencing risk”. It believes risk taking is an important part of life and that, by learning to manage risks through high quality practical safety.

CHIMAT ACCIDENT PREVENTION REPORT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Accidents are a major health issue for children: injuries in and around the home are the most common cause of death in children over the age of one. Looking at this report will help you gain a better understanding of unintentional injuries for children in your local area.  The report includes information about: deprivation; electrical safety; smoke alarms; fire and rescue service activity; domestic and other violence; road injuries; falls; burns and scalds.

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.

NEW NATIONAL WEBSITE SUPPORTING CHILD PROTECTION

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2012

The Scottish Government has launched a new national website offering help and support to vulnerable children and families on child protection issues. The new site includes clear, accessible information on what the public should do if they are concerned for a child’s welfare. It also features a range of information and links to downloadable materials for children themselves, including cartoons and online games providing child safety tips.

NEW CHILD SAFETY REPORT CARDS RELEASED FOR 31 COUNTRIES

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

On 12th June 2012, the new Child Safety Report Cards were released for 31 countries, along with European Summary Report Card, that score countries on their level of adoption, implementation and enforcement of over 100 proven strategies and policies to prevent unintentional injury – good practices known to save children’s lives.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN IN YOUR LOCAL AREA

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Looking at this report will help you gain a better understanding of unintentional injuries for children in your local area. The report includes information about deprivation; electrical safety; smoke alarms; fire and rescue service activity; domestic and other violence; road injuries; falls; and burns and scalds.

MAKING IT SAFE CAMPAIGN EXPANDS IN SCOTLAND

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2012

RoSPA have announced that five new regions in Scotland will be taking part in the ‘Make it Safe’ campaign. The ‘Make it Safe’ campaign aims to provide information about the dangers of looped blind cords to families, empowering them to make informed decisions about buying blinds with looped cords. It also aims to help families change their current practices with existing blinds with looped cords. 12,000 cleats and Make it Safe leaflets will be handed out across the City of Edinburgh, West Lothian, West Dunbartonshire, East Lothian and the Western Isles.

MAKING THE LINK – NEW CHILD INJURY PREVENTION WEBSITE DEVELOPED BY CAPT

Countries Covered: England
Date:
 2012

Making the Link is networking site and knowledge hub for people working to prevent accidental injury to children and young people across England. The site is open to anyone in policy, frontline children’s services, or the voluntary sector working to reduce accidents and injuries to children and young people. The tool is developed by the Child Accident Prevention Trust and supported by the DCSF.

TACTICS – TOOLS TO ADDRESS CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, INJURY AND CHILDREN’S SAFETY

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

TACTICS is a European initiative to promote healthier ways of life and reduce major diseases and injuries by tackling health determinants, with a particular focus on improving child safety.

TRANSFORMING YOUNG PEOPLE’S TRAVEL

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Sustrans have produced a report to demonstrate how important it is to help young people be active through walking and cycling, and the benefits this has for themselves, and their schools, families and communities.

CAPT AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ABOUT THE DANGERS OF ‘CHILD-PROOF’ CAPS

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) are campaigning injury prevention practitioners to make parents and carers aware of the dangers of ‘child proof’ caps. They highlight that one in seven pre-school children are able to open ‘child-proof’ caps, which means they are ‘child-resistant’ instead of ‘child-proof’.

FAMILY NURSE PARTNERSHIP

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2012

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a preventative programme for first time teenage mothers and their babies. The second interim evaluation report which focuses on the late pregnancy and postpartum phases of the programme’s implementation.

EVALUATION OF THE ‘YOU FIRST’ PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG PARENTS

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2012

‘You First’ targets vulnerable parents aged 21 and under, with a child under the age of one, who live in the 15% most deprived areas in Scotland. It aims to provide a boost for young, first time parents by increasing the support that they receive from their peers, the community and existing local services. This report presents findings from the evaluation of the ‘You First’ programme.

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.