Injury minimisation | Oxfordshire County Council

Injury minimisation

Our work in reducing accidents involving young people in the county.

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Schemes that we support that contribute to this aim include:

About IMPS   

The Injury Minimization Programme for Schools helps young people to take responsibility for their own risk and equips them with the skills to cope in an emergency.

A programme to reduce accidents among primary-aged school children has been running in the county since 1996. 

It brings together professionals from education, healthcare and the community to help equip children with the knowledge and skills they need to actively and safely engage in everyday life.

The programme is made up of:

  • resources: curriculum-linked work to identify, assess and manage risks within daily experiences
  • a hospital visit: learning emergency skills within a hospital environment
  • follow up activities: curriculum-linked follow up work at school and home including an interactive computer learning resource
  • evaluation: skills and knowledge are measured using an online quiz.

Schemes in Oxfordshire

IMPS in Oxfordshire is based at the John Radcliffe Hospital and visits take place at:

  • The John Radcliffe Hospital
  • The Horton Hospital, Banbury
  • Abingdon Community Hospital
  • Townland’s Community Hospital, Henley on Thames
  • Witney Community Hospital.

The scheme is currently free to state primary schools in Oxfordshire, however, as we only receive partial funding, we request a donation or fundraising activity from every school.

More information

For applications and more information:

  • Mail: Debbie Lock, Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. Co-ordinator, IMPS Office, Green Outpatients, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford  OX3 9DU
  • Telephone: 01865 743475 or 07527844068
  • Website: www.impsweb.co.uk
  • Email: imps@ouh.nhs.uk
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Last reviewed
07 June 2017
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