News Archive: July 2018

The Best Start: The Future if Children’s Health – One Year on

7 July 2018
Building on its May 2017 report, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) looks at developments in the school nursing and health visiting professions in England, monitoring progress. In this new short paper the RCN highlights the need to value these key specialists as they work to influence children and young people’s health and wellbeing.    RCN conclusions from this work include the need to:

New National Child Mortality Database announced

7 July 2018
The death of every child is a tragedy, so it’s all the more important to understand the causes and circumstances of child deaths so that the learning can be translated into action which will reduce potentially avoidable deaths in the future. A new National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) is being developed at the University of Bristol that aims to reduce premature mortality by analysing data on...

Road Safety Statement Progress Report published

7 July 2018
In December 2015, the government published a Road Safety Statement, setting out its vision, values and priorities for bringing down the number of people killed and injured on British roads. A new progress report from the Department for Transport charts how the individual aims and strategies which made up the original vision have been taken forward and what has been achieved. The accompanying...

A new approach to road casualty investigation

7 July 2018
A greater understanding of the causes of road crashes can lead to more effective preventative action and improved road safety measures, helping to drive down the costs and human consequences of these often life-changing events.