Following an invitation to contribute to the Safety Conference in London from the Prevention Committee of the International Society Burn Injury (ISBI), a paper workers was presented displaying for the first time the value of combining data from iBID and hospital episode statistics (HES), which is data from all NHS providers searched and filtered to reflect only burn injuries.
Combine the datasets allowed an estimation of the true extent of burn injury admissions in England and Wales with an estimation of the number of cases each year under each of the major causation headings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.