Summary of guidance relevant to general practice published in November 2010
Most of the guidance published in November 2010 was focused on sectors other than primary care, so we have highlighted only the public health guidance on preventing unintentional injuries in the home, in this summary.
Preventing unintentional injuries in the home in children and young people
The recommendation on integrating home safety into other home visits names GPs amongst those who should take action to:
Recognise the importance of measures to prevent unintentional injuries in the home among children and young people aged under 15, particularly among those living in disadvantaged circumstances.
Provide child-focused home safety advice. If the family or carers agree, refer them to agencies that can undertake a home safety assessment and can supply and install home safety equipment.
Encourage parents, carers and others living with children and young people aged under 15 to conduct their own home safety assessment, using an appropriate tool, recommended in the guidance
For full details see the Quick Reference Guide for PH30, Preventing unintentional injuries among under-15s
Support tools to help put this guidance into practice
We have prepared:
- A slide set which would be useful to promote discussion of this guidance at a practice meeting
- A self assessment tool to help you to assess where current services need to be changed or updated to comply with the guidance
- A costing report and costing template to help you to identify the costs and savings of putting this guideline into practice
This page was last updated: 17 February 2011