Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Atlas of Risk

The National Health Service website has a really interesting tool on it - the Atlas of Risk.  The aim is to put the relative risks that we all face into context.  It's well animated, and quickly and easily shows different risks to males and females, to different age groups and to different areas of the country.

You can also click through to find out more information about each type of risk.  Great fun, and a very visual way of thinking about the ideas of risk with students - for example the difference between percieved and actual risk, the size of risk and how it is measured, making informed decisions about the management of a given risk and that everything we do carries some form of risk.

I was particularly struck by the difference in risk for males and females in the North East.

Another excellent use of taxpayers money!