A Guide to First Aid Courses

“Every year in the UK, thousands of people die or are seriously injured in accidents. Many of these deaths could be prevented if first aid is given before emergency services arrive.” NHS There is no doubt that the ability to provide First Aid in an emergency situation is an important life skill. If you are

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When Should You Use A&E?

“Crowded A&E departments are struggling to cope, but 50% of patients could be treated elsewhere.” The Guardian   Accident & Emergency, or Anything & Everything….What does A&E stand for? The Accident & Emergency departments in our hospitals are being increasingly used as drop-in centres, as doctor’s surgeries become overstretched and busier lives mean people can’t

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Signs of a Stroke

“Every year, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s one stroke every three and a half minutes” The Stroke Association   Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability in the UK. They can effect anyone, but are more common in older people. A stroke changes lives – it can have a huge

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Does Self Diagnosis Work?

Self-diagnosis can be a risky business. The chance of misdiagnosing your problem is high, therefore preventing you from seeking the proper treatment. With the abundant information available on the internet, it is tempting to become a ‘Google Doctor’, and diagnose ourselves using the hundreds of often medically inaccurate forums, blogs and websites available online. For

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