What should you do whilst waiting for an ambulance?

What should you do whilst waiting for an ambulance?

  If you are first on the scene and find someone who has collapsed or had an accident, what you do in those first minutes is critical. Most ambulances aim to get to a life-threatening emergency within eight minutes. However, a lot can happen in 8 minutes and the...
9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

  The NHS is under increasing strain and the UK’s ambulance service is under more pressure than ever. The London Ambulance Service is currently receiving up to 8,000 emergency calls a day. Waiting times for an ambulance can now massively exceed the national...
Why Make Learning First Aid your New Year Resolution?

Why Make Learning First Aid your New Year Resolution?

  As 2021 dawns, everyone is once again talking about new year resolutions. Make 2021 the year you set yourself a realistic goal; one that is achievable and useful not only to yourself but your family and the general public too. One you’ll even get to put a...
What to do if your dog eats chocolate

What to do if your dog eats chocolate

There are many foods loved by pet owners and by their dogs – that can make their pets very ill!  Examples include grapes, sultanas, avocados, peaches, plums, macadamia nuts and ice cream. However, at this time of year the food to be most wary of is…. chocolate.  With...
Most common Christmas accidents and why Christmas is so dangerous

Most common Christmas accidents and why Christmas is so dangerous

Christmas can be a magical time of year. However, it is also a time when there are more accidents than usual, for both humans and pets. According to the RoSPA more than 80,000 people go to A&E each year for Christmas-related accidents and over 6,000 of these need...
All about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

All about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anyone can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from something distressing that they have seen, experienced or that has happened to someone close to them. It is perfectly normal to feel any of the following after a traumatic event: Elation/an adrenaline buzz...
The Latest Head Injury Advice for Football and Rugby

The Latest Head Injury Advice for Football and Rugby

There has been ongoing debate as to whether repeated impact to the head, such as when heading the ball in football, can contribute to serious brain injury and dementia in later life. There have been continuous calls for professionals to investigate the cause and...
7 proven hangover cures and first aid for alcohol poisoning

7 proven hangover cures and first aid for alcohol poisoning

Hangovers make you feel rotten. Symptoms can include exhaustion, a pounding headache, nausea, dizziness, thirst and sensitivity to light or sound.  There are however ways you can avoid the dreaded hangover with our proven prevention and cure tips. 1. Limit Your...
35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy

35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy

35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), established in 1986, aims to shine a light on infection prevention each and every year. Here are some interesting facts about common germs and top practical tips to avoid...