School Sports Day – All The Fun Without The Injury

School Sports Day – All The Fun Without The Injury

Are you ready for your school sport’s day? Across the country, children will be lining up hoping to win the 100 metres dash, the sack race or the egg and spoon race. More importantly, many enthusiastic and competitive mums and dads will be hoping to excel in the...
Diabetes – signs and symptoms and how to help with a hypo

Diabetes – signs and symptoms and how to help with a hypo

  Diabetes – the facts   One in 15 people in the UK have diabetes. This includes one million people who have Type 2 but haven’t yet been diagnosed. In the UK, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes.   Worldwide   According to the World...
Acid Attacks – the latest advice for first aid for corrosive burns

Acid Attacks – the latest advice for first aid for corrosive burns

  The UK has one of the highest recorded rates of violent acid attacks in the world. This is according to statistics from London’s Metropolitan Police.     These statistics offer a comprehensive picture of those affected by acid attacks. Furthermore, a breakdown of...
Ramadan: how can I fast safely & healthily?

Ramadan: how can I fast safely & healthily?

It’s getting hotter in the UK – here’s everything you need to know to fast healthily and safely.   There are 2.8 million Muslims in Britain and many will be following Ramadan, a month-long fast. To ensure you remain healthy when fasting, it is...
Why bank holidays are so dangerous and 14 tips for safer DIY!

Why bank holidays are so dangerous and 14 tips for safer DIY!

  The bank holidays in May are the traditional time to undertake longer home or garden improvement projects.   You have the extra day, the weather is better. Furthermore, there is work to be done to ensure your home – and in particular – your garden, can be...
Going behind the scenes at London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Going behind the scenes at London’s Air Ambulance Charity

  I was privileged to be invited to the headquarters of London’s Air Ambulance Charity at the Royal London Hospital as a freeman of the Guild of Nurses.     A typical day By the time we arrived at 11am the crew of the air ambulance had already...
Is air quality affecting your health? The facts you need to know.

Is air quality affecting your health? The facts you need to know.

  How safe is the air quality in our towns and cities and in our own homes and could it be adversely affecting our health? The quality of our air is important not just for the 5.4 million people in the UK who are currently receiving treatment for asthma, but for...
First Aid Tips for Marathon Runners

First Aid Tips for Marathon Runners

If you’re one of the 40, 000 runners in the London Marathon, or any of the other marathon’s around the country, you don’t need us to tell you how hard you will have trained for the past months. By now, you’ll likely have spent hundreds of hours pounding the pavements...
Online Drug Addiction & Misuse: new rules to safeguard patients

Online Drug Addiction & Misuse: new rules to safeguard patients

  You may have noticed advertising on tube platforms, on buses and generally across the UK for new online pharmacist services.   Just one example of hundreds of businesses that have sprung up. These websites promise web to door delivery, often within just a...
Why knowing this number could save your life

Why knowing this number could save your life

  A campaign to raise awareness of ‘the silent solution’ which helps you call for emergency support when it is not safe to speak, launches today in a bid to promote a potentially life-saving service which many people still don’t know about, despite the fact it...
Child Car Seats: information to help you make the safest choice

Child Car Seats: information to help you make the safest choice

Children are required by law to be safely restrained in car seats when travelling. This jurisdiction applies to children up to the age of 12 or the height of 135 cm – whichever they reach first. Why? Children need car seats because seat belts are designed for adults:...
How to call for help, whatever the emergency, wherever you are

How to call for help, whatever the emergency, wherever you are

  Do you know the best way of getting help in an emergency wherever you are? Or if a situation is an emergency, but is not life threatening, would you know which number to call then?   Our handy guide can be used to help you get appropriate assistance,...

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