News Archive: December 2011

UK burden of injury 2.6 times higher than previously thought

13 December 2011
Researchers have found that the burden of injury is 2.6 times higher than previously thought. The burden of injury – quantifying the impact injury has on an individual who is injured and on society– has been calculated as part of new research by Swansea University led by Ronan Lyons. The research entitled 'Measuring the Population Burden of Injuries—Implications for Global and National Estimates...

Future Forum interim recommendations on health reforms

1 December 2011
The Future Forum has written to the Secretary of State with the forum’s interim recommendations on the proposed health reforms which includes public health. The forum's remit is to look specifically at the NHS's role in improving the public's health rather than the operation of the new public health system, however the letter restates some relevant broad principles for the area of public health...

LGA knowledge hub launched

1 December 2011
The Local Government Association (LGA) has created an online knowledge hub for those working in local government so that professionals can share knowledge and information online. Users can share documents online, join online groups relevant to their work area and take part in online chats. The site is open to anyone with an interest in local government to register.