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NICE publishes guidance on child injury prevention


NICE has published guidance on preventing serious injury or death of children.

Many of these deaths and serious injuries are preventable by a range of simple, effective measures, NICE says.

The guidance calls on the Nursing and Midwifery Council to aid development of professional standards for injury prevention.


Readers' comments (2)

  • What next? We are living in a nanny state where the individual is not expected to take any responsibility for themselves. They have rights, and we are always hearing about that but apparently do not need to be responsible even for their own safety. Now we have another professional body stipulating that statutory organisations should accept responsibility for reducing accidents!

    I can accept that there may need to be more and better education of the public to avoid accidents in the home but this is taking things to a ridiculous level.

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  • You may find that this new guidance is for community based paediatric nurses, school nurses and health visiting services in health promotion and prevention.....and to supplement child protection guidance so staff can distinguisgh more easily between accidental and on-accidental injury

    It does say it is 'guidance' seemingly with the main aim of protecting and keeping children safe. Surely this is a good thing?

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