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Injuries: policy context

The multi-agency nature of effective action against injuries is reflected in the many places accident and injury prevention appears within government and local policy. This includes, transport, fire, health and safety, and many other specific strategies.

The National Falls Programme supports Community Falls Leads in development and implementation of systematic, integrated, co-ordinated and person-centred approach to falls and fracture prevention within Health and Social Care Partnerships.  The Programme focuses on partnership working to deliver The Prevention and Management of Falls in the Community. A Framework for Action for Scotland 2014-16, published by the Scottish Government in October 2014.  The Framework focuses on falls prevention and management and fracture prevention for older people living in the community.

The Injury Observatory for Britain and Ireland (IOBI) website provides a comprehensive and detailed summary of the relevant policy and strategy documents for the UK and Europe from 1998 onwards. However, more recently, this site has included more practical help and advice, including websites, campaigns, pilot projects, toolkits and other resources.

Some of the initiatives, websites, etc. relevant to Scotland include:



Page last updated: 05 September 2017

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