Category: Prevention News

Mary Creagh MP welcomed the Labour Government’s announcement that it is to change building regulations to ensure all baths in new bathrooms are equipped with a Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV).  Ms Creagh has led a 3 year long ‘Hot Water Burns Like Fire’ campaign to reduce scalding injuries in the home.  Plastic surgeons and accident prevention charities have all welcomed the change in the law as a significant step forward for home safety.

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Scald Prevention Legislation May 2009

Following a lengthy campaign headed by the member of Parliament for Wakefield, Mary Creagh there has been a successful alteration to English legislation requiring the incorporation of thermistor mixing valves (TMVs) in all new and renovated properties  as part of the revised building regulations.  The success of this campaign was based on contributions from many experts and included the use of statistics derived from the International Burn Injury Database (iBID).  This once again demonstrated the value and power of comprehensive national statistics collected over a significant period of time when used to inform political debate.

RoSPA Conference November 2008

The latest information from the International Burn Injury Database (iBID) was presented to the annual Conference of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Blackpool on the 12th November 2008. The extent and volume of information available was outlined and some results from recent analysis given, emphasising the enormous importance of the home environment in burn injury causation, especially for the young and the elderly.

DCSF Stakeholders Event October 2008

At a meeting organised by the Department for Children, Schools and Families on the 13th of October 2008, staff from the International Burn Injury Database (iBID) contributed to the debate about the prevention of unintentional injury in children.   A wide range of recommendations were considered at the meeting with a clear role for the International Burn Injury Database (iBID) in the anticipated overall strategy.

Flame Retardant Conference February 2008

This conference was held in the QEII Conference Centre in London with data from iBID being presented to highlight the size of the flame injury problem in England and Wales and the associated NHS health care costs.

RoSPA Conference December 2007

A presentation entitled: Burn injury registry: what it can do for you, was delivered to the annual conferenc of RoSPA by Ken Dunn. The intention being to advise prevention practitioners that a means of measuring the effects of their interventions on burn injury rates was now available. With 5 years worth of basline data for signifiacnt burn injury, covering the whole of England and Wales, comparisons with future injury rates was now possible.

RoSPA HASS Stakeholder October 2007

A presentation entitled: Burn injury registry: what it can do for you, was delivered to the annual conference of RoSPA using iBID data. The intention being to advise prevention practitioners that a means of measuring the effects of their interventions on burn injury rates was now available. With 5 years worth of baseline data for significant burn injury, covering the whole of England and Wales, comparisons with future injury rates was now possible.

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