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Fire & Rescue Statistics Users Group, Nov 2014

The Fire and Rescue Statistics Users Group asked for a presentation of iBID data to better understand the possibility and utility of combined analysis in order to better understand the burn injury problem beyond the usual statistics produced by the Fires and Rescue Services via the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

 

BBA National Burn Awareness Day Oct 2014

The first British Burn Association National Burn Awareness Day (NBAD) was held utilising data about each burn services' activity from iBID provided in a series of reports. Details of the activities are available here:

http://www.britishburnassociation.org/news/article/bba-prevention-burns-awareness-day-22.10.14

http://www.capt.org.uk/year-planner/national-burn-awareness-day

Including an Early Day motion in Parliament:

http://www.edms.org.uk/2014-15/385.htm

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/385

 

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.

 

Paediatric Scald Prevention Sept 2013

This conference aimed to help make it clear about ‘what matters’ in preventing serious burns and scalds among young children. The epidemiological data came from iBID which included the main causes of such injuries, their impact and who are most at risk. Other presentations focused on up-to-date methodology of ‘what works’ – the most effective ways to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by burns and scalds. The intention was for workers in prevention to pick up ideas and strategies.

 
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