Donating blood, separating fact from fiction

Donating blood, separating fact from fiction

Donating blood, we bust 20 common myths surrounding this vital service   Hospitals across the UK need a staggering 6,000 blood donations every day. However, in order to meet this demand, an additional 190,000 new donors are needed every year. Yet figures show almost...
Diabetes, everything you need to know

Diabetes, everything you need to know

Diabetes             Diabetes is a condition where someone is unable to adequately regulate their blood glucose levels. The body produces the hormone insulin which helps the body to burn off the sugars that are eaten. If the body has problems with insulin production...
35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy this winter

35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy this winter

35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy this winter We are gearing up for the busiest time of the year when demands on our social lives are at an all-time high and yet our immune systems can be struggling. Follow our top tips and tricks to help keep you and...
Top 5 fireworks injuries; prevention and first aid tips

Top 5 fireworks injuries; prevention and first aid tips

As winter approaches there are many festivities to look forward to which feature fireworks such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year. Sadly fire works are increasingly being deployed as weapons and this has led Greater Manchester’s police...
CPR – How To  Save a Baby’s Life

CPR – How To Save a Baby’s Life

How to Give CPR to a Baby or Child who isn’t Breathing   CPR is one of the key areas of first aid that many people are still confused by.  What does it mean?  How do you do it?  When is it needed?  As a first aid trainer and trained nurse, I know just how vital...
Grapefruit – the hidden danger at your breakfast table?

Grapefruit – the hidden danger at your breakfast table?

Have you ever seen the contraindication on your medication – Do not take this medicine with fruit juice – and wondered why? This article helps explain why the humble grapefruit, that popular and healthy breakfast choice, and other fruit juices should sadly sometimes...
Monkeypox

Monkeypox

Monkeypox – first cases confirmed on our shores     Two cases of monkeypox have been recorded in the UK. It is the first time the rare and potentially life-threatening infection has been diagnosed on our shores. Both patients are believed to have caught the infection...
First Aid in Schools

First Aid in Schools

  FIRST AID IN SCHOOLS – from asthma to medical rooms.   From allergies to restocking the first aid kit, medical rooms to recording on-site accidents – would you know how to respond to medical emergencies at school? Read on for our expert tips.   Specific...
Measles – the outbreak you need to know about.

Measles – the outbreak you need to know about.

Is your teenager particularly at risk from Europe’s record measles outbreak?     Measles cases across Europe have hit a record high, causing 37 deaths this year.   New figures from the World Health Organisation show a staggering 41,000 cases of measles in the first...
Providing first aid in schools

Providing first aid in schools

First Aid Response in Schools   With school funding being cut, money for school nurses is being squeezed. We hear from many schools needing more information about providing emergency care for children. The three main areas of concern are: Epipens, anaphylaxis and...