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Injury prevention—still a low priority!

Despite the fact that injuries are the leading cause of death in children, a recent study has found that the level of priority given to injury prevention is alarmingly low. The study explored the level of priority given to injury prevention both at a national level and also within the north west London Borough of Brent. The study involved a literature review and completion of a questionnaire by professionals in health, social care, and voluntary organisations in Brent. Respondents, more than half of whom completed the questionnaires, varied from directors, project coordinators, and clinicians. The study established that the government …

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