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: 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.

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.

INTERACTIVE SOCKET OVERLOAD CALCULATOR

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2003

The Electrical Safety Council have developed an interactive electrical socket overload calculator help householders understand how they can avoid overloading their sockets and reduce the risk of fire.

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.

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.

WORLD REPORT ON VIOLENCE AND HEALTH

Countries Covered: England and Wales
Date: 
2002

This is the first World report on violence and health. It is aimed mainly at researchers and practitioners. The latter include health care workers, social workers, those involved in developing and implementing prevention programmes and services, educators and law enforcement officials.

CHOOSE LIFE. A NATIONAL STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN TO PREVENT SUICIDE IN SCOTLAND

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2002

This National Strategy and Action Plan is a part of the Scottish Executive’s efforts to improve the mental health and well-being of the Scottish population and, ultimately, reverse the serious rise in suicide rates in recent years. It forms part of the Scottish Executive’s drive for social justice and improvements to health, and links to a range of recent Scottish Executive policies.   Scotland has one of the highest suicide rates in Western Europe, the goal is to reduce the suicide rate in Scotland by 20% by 2013.

NORTHERN IRELAND ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY 2002-2012

Countries Covered: Northern Ireland
Date: 
2002

The Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy seeks to promote an integrated approach to the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the Government’s road safety activities over the next decade, aimed at achieving the casualty reduction targets set out in the next section. It represents the commitment of the departments and agencies, whose activities contribute to road casualty reduction, to addressing the strategic objectives set out in the consultation document.

CHILD ROAD SAFETY – ACHIEVING THE 2010 TARGET

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2002

When the Government’s Road Safety StrategyTomorrow’s Roads – Safer for Everyone, was published in March 2000, it included targets to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) in Great Britain as a result of road traffic accidents by 40%, and a more stringent target for children (under 16 years of age). The child target is a 50% reduction compared with the average for 1994-98. This child safety strategy sets out what will be done to improve road safety for children aged up to 15 to help meet the 2010 casualty reduction target, identifying priority areas and producing plans for further action.

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.

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.

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.

NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2001

This National Service Framework is the first ever comprehensive strategy to ensure fair, high quality, integrated health and social care services for older people. It is a 10 year programme of action linking services to support independence and promote good health, specialised services for key conditions, and culture change so that all older people and their carers are always treated with respect, dignity and fairness.

TOMORROW’S ROADS SAFER FOR EVERYONE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2000

This is a 10 year plan setting out the main ways the government plans to improve road safety.  The target is to reduce deaths and serious injuries overall by 40% and by 50% for children and also to keep slight injuries well below the increase in traffic. Safety is the most important responsibility of anyone involved in transport. Government, local authorities, police officers, civil engineers, car makers all have a role in creating the conditions for safe travel. New technology too will continue to play an important role. But we all have a responsibility as users drivers, riders, walkers, all of us.

TRANSPORT TEN YEAR PLAN 2000

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2000

This plan is designed to deliver the Government’s priorities: reduced congestion, better integration, and a wider choice of quicker, safer, more reliable travel on road, rail and other public transport.

NEW DIRECTIONS IN SPEED MANAGEMENT

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2000

To achieve road safety targets this speed policy review has been developed to contribute to the reduction in death and injury on our roads by aiming for appropriate speeds on all roads.  Best practice in engineering, enforcement, education and publicity to achieve a workable and cost-effective approach has been examined.

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.

A NEW DEAL FOR TRANSPORT: BETTER FOR EVERYONE

Countries Covered: UK
Date:
 1998

This document sets out the Government’s manifesto to create a more integrated transport system to tackle the problems of congestion and pollution through better public transport.  Throughout the document safety and injury prevention are considered for all modes of transport. It is recognised that cars will remain important and its use continuing to grow so the priority is maintaining existing roads and better management of the road network to improve reliability.

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