News Archive: November 2011

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

Select committee recommends statutory duty on health inequalities

3 November 2011
The Health Select Committee has recommended that the Secretary of State for Health should be given an explicit statutory duty to reduce inequalities in public health. Publishing their public health report, which CAPT submitted evidence for, the committee made strong representations that the Secretary of State's new statutory duty to reduce health inequalities in relation to the health service...

Fire Safety Fund grants awarded

2 November 2011
The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has awarded grants totalling £140,000 to projects promoting fire prevention. The grants are allocated from its Fire Safety Fund to projects which support electrical fire prevention schemes through partnership working. Successful projects aimed at children included the Junior Safety Champion Scheme run by the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service which delivers...

RoSPA Safe at Home evaluation published

2 November 2011
The evaluation for Safe at Home - the national home safety equipment scheme -  has shown that 96% of families were satisfied with the scheme. Safe at Home, hosted by RoSPA from 2009-2011 aimed to help families prevent accidents to under fives which account for 500,000 A&E visits a year. The evaluation, carried out by the University of Nottingham also found out the following:

HWB resource published

1 November 2011
The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a new resource to assist those involved in setting up health and wellbeing boards. The LGA's Healthy Communities programme has produced the publication which provides the following: