How to help whilst waiting for an ambulance

How to help 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 first...
Keeping you safe and out of hospital this Christmas

Keeping you safe and out of hospital this Christmas

The one place you don’t want to end up at Christmas, is the Accident and Emergency Department! Christmas is a peak time for increased stress and accidents, for both humans and pets. According to RoSPA more than 80,000 people go to A&E each year for...
9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

Understanding when to phone an ambulance, take someone to A&E, or to their GP is a critical decision. Particularly when the NHS is in overwhelm! Ambulances may struggle to get to you as the A&E departments are gridlocked and ambulances are therefore queuing...
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...
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 tips to reduce back-to-school anxiety, for parents and children

7 tips to reduce back-to-school anxiety, for parents and children

  Although social distancing restrictions have been taken away, we understand returning to school may still be an anxiety-inducing time as covid cases remain high. In this article, we will share helpful advice aimed at relieving stress and promoting good mental...
Pre-festival Prep & Packing List

Pre-festival Prep & Packing List

  Thankfully festivals are going ahead this year! Learn the essentials for any festival, what you need to think about in advance and while you’re there. From where to pitch your tent to what to put in your washbag!   Schedule   Have a look at the...
The dangers of swallowing things and how to help if they do!

The dangers of swallowing things and how to help if they do!

  While some objects swallowed can pass straight through there are many occasions where this does not happen, and the results can be life-changing or fatal.    Babies and young children tend to put everything into their mouths. For them, it is an additional...
Tips To Protect Your Baby Or Child From The Sun

Tips To Protect Your Baby Or Child From The Sun

  Babies over six months old can enjoy a limited amount of sunlight, providing they have been protected by the appropriate measures. It is especially important to protect younger ones from harmful UV rays as those who are burned as young children are 80% more...