Birmingham serious case review prompts safety campaign

31 January 2012
A serious case review (SCR) following the death of a two year-old from a hot water scald has prompted a safety campaign warning parents of the danger of burns when bathing children.

King's Fund health and wellbeing boards bulletin

31 January 2012
The King's Fund has a free monthly bulletin containing the latest news, policy developments and guidance around health and wellbeing boards.

Hospital admissions for unintentional injuries in under 18s confirmed as public health indicator

25 January 2012
Hospital admissions caused by unintentional and deliberate injuries in under 18s have been confirmed as one of the public health indicators as part of the new Public Health Outcomes Framework for England, 2013 – 2016.

Have your say on guidance for HWBs and JSNAs

25 January 2012
Draft statutory guidance for health and wellbeing boards and their partners in developing joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs) and health and wellbeing strategies has been published by the Department of Health (DH).

New resources on Making the Link

17 January 2012
We've updated the Making the Link site with a number of new resources to help you in your child accident prevention work. CAPT's Making the Link project aims to encourage partnership working between senior practitioners and policymakers in child accident prevention.

UK burden of injury 2.6 times higher than previously thought

13 December 2011
Researchers have found that the burden of injury is 2.6 times higher than previously thought. The burden of injury – quantifying the impact injury has on an individual who is injured and on society– has been calculated as part of new research by Swansea University led by Ronan Lyons. The research entitled 'Measuring the Population Burden of Injuries—Implications for Global and National Estimates...

Future Forum interim recommendations on health reforms

1 December 2011
The Future Forum has written to the Secretary of State with the forum’s interim recommendations on the proposed health reforms which includes public health. The forum's remit is to look specifically at the NHS's role in improving the public's health rather than the operation of the new public health system, however the letter restates some relevant broad principles for the area of public health...

LGA knowledge hub launched

1 December 2011
The Local Government Association (LGA) has created an online knowledge hub for those working in local government so that professionals can share knowledge and information online. Users can share documents online, join online groups relevant to their work area and take part in online chats. The site is open to anyone with an interest in local government to register.

BHIT wins award

29 November 2011
The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust (BHIT) has won the 2011 Lynda Chalker award. BHIT has won the 2011 Lynda Chalker award for its work on promoting cycle helmet use for children. The charity was set up in 1998 by Angela Lee, a paediatric trauma nurse who had witnessed first-hand the injuries caused by road accidents to children who weren’t wearing cycle helmets.

Useful links to child accident prevention work

9 November 2011
We've created a new useful links section on the Making the Link website to help in your child accident work. The section includes links to public health observatories which provide vital data to help you in work as well as key voluntary sector organisations, membership bodies, royal colleges and road safety organisations. Visit the useful links section