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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09/10/2019

Landlords should do more to eliminate blind cords dangers, says RoSPA

RoSPA is calling on all landlords, including local authorities, to do more to ensure their homes are free from the dangers posed to children by blind cords, ...

 


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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.