Doctors flag up injury prevention

    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
    system.”

    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.

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