Reducing injuries could play a key role in easing the burden on
social services departments, the NHS and employers, according to
the British Medical Association.
At the launch of a report called Injuries Prevention, BMA head
of science and education Dr Vivienne Nathanson said: “People who
have accidents often become disabled, less able to work, more
dependent on social services and their families, and a cost to the
Injuries Prevention is a comprehensive overview of the
challenges facing the government in improving the surveillance and
prevention of injury in the UK. It suggests a national agency be
established in each of the four UKcountries to develop a national
strategic plan for injury prevention.