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BBA Prevention Study Day April 2013

The 2nd BBA Prevention Study Day was held in Liverpool in association with the Annual BBA scientific  meeting.

Data from iBID was presented to illustrate the wider range of preventable injuries being seen by the burn services in England and Wales.

 

BBA Prevention Study Day May 2011

The 1st BBA Prevention Study Day was held in the Birmingham Council offices at the kind invitation mayor of Birmingham. The keynote speaker was the MP for Wakefield Mary Creigh who presented the successful outcome of her Bill to modify the UK Building regulations to introduce TMVs into new and renovated buildings.

 

Safety Conference Sep 2010

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.

 

TMV Building Regulations press release, May 2009

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.

The statistics for the campaign came from iBID and included a great deal of information about the health care costs involved which were based on the Patient Level Costing model developed in iBID.

Thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) will now be fitted in all new build houses and refurbished bathrooms from October 2009. The valves set bath tap water temperature to a maximum of 48°C. This will allow a hot bath whilst minimising the risk of scalding. Such legislation came into force in Scotland in May 2006. Similar legislation has been passed in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

 
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