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Prevention is indeed better than cure…

The Public Policy Research think tank, IPPR, has published a timely report (coming ahead of APIL’s Injury Prevention Week) calling for the UK Government to act on the renewed focus on public health to inform the public on the role of injury prevention in public heath, both physical and mental,...

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Do your part to help everyone stay safe | Injury prevention week 2020

According to Government figures published in September 2019, there were 122,635 road traffic accidents in Great Britain the previous year, of which a staggering 24,836 involved fatal or serious injuries. The World Health Organization reports that approximately 1.35 million people die worldwide each year as a result of road traffic...

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Let’s be careful out there | Injury prevention week 2020

Be prepared for the unexpected Today marks the start of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) “Injury Prevention Week” Those of us who represent the seriously injured and the bereaved see all too often the devastation and heartbreak that being involved in an accident can bring. No one should...

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A bold vision for cycling and walking: vulnerable road users to be protected

You don’t need statistics to know that cyclists and pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable people using the roads. If you did want any proof, recent reports showing an annual increase on average of 1% per year since 2010 in pedestrian deaths, and that 83% of cyclist deaths are a...

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Spinal cord injury awareness day is today – there is life after SCI

Today is spinal cord injury awareness day This day is an important one for those with SCI and the charities and people who support them – both in raising awareness of SCI in the UK and Ireland, but also in showing that there is life after spinal cord injury. Five...

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Spinal cord injuries awareness day 2018 – case study

As part of spinal cord injuries awareness day, we take a look at a case study involving John* who suffered a spinal cord injury in a road traffic collision. John was riding his moped through Bristol city centre when a car suddenly emerged from his nearside through a gap in...

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Spinal cord injury – Not just a car crash

As we approach Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day on 18 May 2018 it is worth remembering that most people tend to think of spinal cord injuries being caused by a traumatic event – a car crash, a motorbike accident or an injury at work. In reality spinal injuries can arise...

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Spinal cord injuries awareness day is coming

Spinal cord injuries awareness day will be taking place on 18 May 2018 This blog is the first in a small series from Clarke Willmott hoping to help raise awareness of these life changing injuries, but importantly how the provision of skilled support and cutting edge technology can maximise independence...

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Scientists hope to restore breathing after spinal cord injury

Every year, about 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following a spinal cord injury. In a small number of those cases, damage to the spinal cord high up in the neck affects the person’s ability to breathe. Ordinarily, messages to and from the brain control breathing, but...

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Could an exotic fish provide a clue to treating spinal cord injury?

Science continues to develop and can surprise us on a daily basis. The skills of scientists in the UK and around the world have always been focused on human health, and recent advances in treatment for diseases and in relation to recovery from trauma and accidents is a testament to...

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