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First Aid Manual 10th edition

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The First Aid Manual is the official guide from the UK leading first aid organisations: St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s First Aid and the British Red Cross and is widely considered as the definitive guide to first aid in the UK. The 10th edition released in 2014, which replaces the 9th edition which was first […]

Wooden Train Set – suitable for toddlers or minimum age 3+ ?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Wooden train sets have been a popular toy with children for many years and doesn’t seam to be losing popularity. Many parents will have experienced that time when trying to get on with their shopping whilst your toddler wants to play with the wooden train set on display in a toy shop. The main advantage […]

New advisory 20mph speed limit at Redditch schools

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

As children in Redditch go back to school this week there is now a new road safety initiative outside many of the schools. New flashing 20 mph advisory speed limit signs have now been installed near the school. The sign (see image right) has a child crossing warning sign, flashing lights and the wording “Max […]

First Aid Quiz – practice test now updated based on Revised 9th Edition first aid manual

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The questions on the First Aid Quiz have now been updated based on the Revised 9th Edition First Aid Manual (published in 2011). This brings in the new resuscitation protocols based on the guidelines published by the UK Resuscitation Council during 2010. I’ve also taken the opportunity to update a few of the existing questions […]

Android and iPhone apps for NHS Direct

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

There is now a free NHS Direct application for Android and iPhone smartphones and Andriod Tablets / iPads. The app is available to download from the Android MarketPlace or Apple itunes I think this is a great idea, although the application doesn’t appear to be as good as it could be. I’ve installed it to […]

Firework Safety – Attending public events or private parties

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Guy Fawkes night is almost here so here are a few tips to keeping children safe when visiting a display or organising your own home firework display.

Travelling in Europe – renew your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

If travelling in Europe don’t forget to check the date on your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC replaced the old E111 forms and provides entitlement to reduced cost / free emergency medical treatment whilst temporarily visiting a European Union (EU) country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. It is available for free to most […]

First aid awareness for children – a guide for parents

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

During first aid awareness week, I thought it may be useful to consider how parents could approach making their children more aware of first aid in the home. In this post I’m assuming a child to parent relationship, but this could equally apply for a guardian, other family members or for friends of the family. […]

Birmingham Accident and Emergency is now at the QE

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The accident and emergency department for Birmingham has now transferred from Selly Oak hospital to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) in Edgbaston. Download a printable reminder here

Thousands of lives could be saved by learning first aid

Monday, April 12th, 2010

St John Ambulance has started a new campaign to encourage more people to learn first aid. 150,000 people a year could be dying unnecessarily as first aid could have helped save their life. The hard hitting campaign features a number of scenarios knowing first aid could safe a persons life. There is also a pocket […]


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