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RoSPA calls for better accident data

15th March 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has urged for more detailed injury data to counteract the significant burden of accidents at A&E.

A&E attendances in the UK have doubled over the last 20 years to reach 21.48 million, meaning that every person in England now visits the services once every 2.5 years, placing considerable pressure on the NHS.

Errol Taylor, RoSPA’s deputy chief executive, said: "Good data is critical for setting priorities, developing policy, determining preventive actions and awareness campaigns, understanding risk, and designing safety into new products and standards.

"It’s also needed to evaluate the effectiveness of preventive measures and to determine the value of further investment."

Mr Taylor suggested that the European Union needs to provide funding for an accident and injury data system that covers the entire region.

RoSPA believes the cost of unintentional injuries to UK society is £150 billion per year, with home and leisure accidents representing £95 billion of these.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801557151-ADNFCR


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