Home Prevention News All-Party Parliamentary Group, Westminster, October 2014

All-Party Parliamentary Group, Westminster, October 2014

An invitation to present to the All - Party Parliamentary Fire Safety & Rescue Group resulted in a productive meeting at Westminster with a presentation of epidemiological data from iBID and details of the planned BBA National Burn Awareness Day.

It was concluded that the APPFSRG would 'continue to work closely with iBID and the BBA on this matter, with the Fire Sector Federation, the Chief Fire Officers’ Association and the Childrens’ Burns Trust, to ensure that Government takes account of the alarming statistics, which have been assembled, and which you continue to gather.'

Following the meeting the Chairman (David Amess’s Office) produced an Early Day Motion (EDM) to mark Burn Injury Awareness Day on the 2015, to which all attending members added their names:

Burn Injury Awareness Day: That this House notes that 21 October 2015 marks Burn Injury Awareness Day which seeks to raise awareness of the damage caused by burn injury and encourage its prevention; recognises the important work that the British Burn Association does in the field of burn injury through dissemination knowledge in this area to the general public, researching the scientific, clinical and social aspects of burn injury and promoting education in all aspects of burn care; further notes that 330 people are seen in Emergency Departments with a burn every day in England and Wales, 110 of which are children and that  burn injury often creates scars which surgery and treatment can never remove; and calls on the Government to invest in research into burn injury prevention and to improve support for those affected.