Public Health

Accident prevention - the No. 1 priority for public health

Accidental injury prevention is low cost and high impact. It is easy to deliver and it is broadly welcomed by the people it helps. Because it affects the young so much, our new research shows that this is also the principal cause of premature, preventable mortality (measured in Preventable Years of Life Lost or PrYLL) for most of a person’s life. We believe it should be the No. 1 priority for public health.

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30/03/2017

Press Release: Drive to make nappy sacks safer after 16 deaths

Family safety charity RoSPA is pushing for greater awareness of the danger posed by nappy sacks, for an improvement in industry standards and for safer manufacture of the hygiene product, with a high-level event in London with retailers, manufacturers and safety professionals.

 


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Action on Accidents

Action on Accidents RoSPA and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) are calling for a £20million-per-year nationwide programme that would relieve some of the huge pressure on A&E departments by preventing accidental injuries to under-5s. Find Out More


Facing up to Falls

Facing up to Falls, aims to provide families and older people with practical steps to avoid falls by highlighting key issues that lead to a tumble.