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Button batteries

Here is a useful link explaining the dangers of these batteries. They are a choking hazard that can easily turn into to toxic burning chemical.

The future

What a night! Boris is back in and Brexit will happen.

Today I am sat at The University of Reading providing medical cover for their graduation ceremonies. I’m watching hundreds of students graduate and thinking what is the future for them.

If Boris can do what he says then it will be great, I’m not sure about the building of 40 new hospital and how he will achieve that, if he does it will be legendary. One of the biggest problems in hospital is capacity, you can throw as much money as you want into the NHS but if you haven’t got the physical beds and space you can’t do anything with it.

The same goes with the new Police Officer, I recently had a catch up with a good friend and senior officer in Thames Valley Police. He said the officers will be great followed by…. The problem is what are they going to drive? What equipment are they going to use? What space do we have for them? The issue being will the funds be made for everything the new officers need to do their job.

I’m keen to the what Boris is going to do, if he can come up with the goods and do what he says it will be a great start but we have had promises before….

BHTA First Aid and Medical Equipment section launch New Video – British Healthcare Trades Association

BHTA First Aid and Medical Equipment section launch New Video – British Healthcare Trades Association
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The Lifesaving Power of AED

Sky News: Girl, six, apologises after repeatedly calling 999 by accident

Great story, at least the message got through.

Man died ‘in agony’ after stroke amid ambulance delays – BBC News

First aid for parents

What is First Aid and Why Is It Important?

Become a SCAS Governor

This is a great opportunity to get involved in your local Ambulance Service. Come and join me on the team.

Sky News: Over 1,000 Asthma Patients ‘Dying Needlessly’ Every Year

Interesting information on the management of Asthma.

Great advice from The Royal Life Saving Society

Recent tragic events have highlighted the need for safety advice in the sea. Please visit the link below and share this advice. Take care!!

Sky News: Scientists Hail ‘Exciting’ New Asthma Drug

Freelance Trainer, Assessor & Internal Quality Assurer (IQA)


If you require a trainer for your business I am able to offer Freelance Trainer, Assessor & IQA services on your behalf.

I am very happy to work under your “banner” and deal direct with you while you deal with your client. All of the courses listed can be run on your behalf, if you have a particular training requirement I am happy to plan a course to meet your needs.

Standard courses available include:

  • First Aid at Work, standard or QCF regulated
  • Emergency First Aid at Work, standard or QCF regulated
  • Anaphylaxis Awareness & Emergency Care, standard or QCF regulated
  • Epilepsy Awareness and Emergency Medication, JEC compliant
  • Paediatric First Aid, standard or QCF regulated
  • Parent First Aid courses
  • Managing Medical Conditions in Schools and Early Years
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • Moving and Handling Awareness

I aim to create a fun and relaxed environment on all of my courses and can assure you of the highest standard of teaching practice are met at all times.

Sky News: NHS ‘Must Keep Pace’ With Allergy Epidemic

The Paracetamol Challenge

Please click on the link below to read about a new craze amongst Children.

First aid training for nursery staff ‘to be made compulsory’ – BBC News

Very pleased to hear this training will be compulsory. In my opinion it should always have been the case.

Cardiac arrest – Heart health – British Heart Foundation

A great page to read about Cardiac Arrest and Defibrillator use.

Watch “St John Ambulance #TheChokeables advert: save a c…” on YouTube

St John Ambulance #TheChokeables advert: save a c…:

A&E under pressure

This article is just one example of the huge pressure that A&E departments are under at the moment. Use the service wisely!!

Emergency Asthma Inhaler in School

From 1 October 2014 UK schools will be allowed to purchase a salbutamol inhaler without a prescription for use in emergencies when a child with asthma cannot access their own inhaler.

This guidance will give schools that choose to keep an emergency inhaler the basis to create a policy or protocol for using it. The following link can be used to download the guidance.

New advice for dealing with a Choking Baby

Would you know what to do if your child began choking? If the answer is ‘no’ – you are most certainly not alone.According to a survey published today, a third of parents admitted they have been in a situation where their child has started choking and half of them said they did not know the correct procedure for clearing an obstruction.

St John Ambulance, the British Red Cross and St Andrew’s First Aid have recently updated their advice on dealing with infant choking – after the results showed that although over half (58 per cent) of parents feel confident dealing with basic first aid such as cuts, bruises and burns, a staggering 57 per cent said they would struggle to deliver first aid for more serious incidents including choking.

The new technique involves placing the baby face down along the thigh while an adult strikes the child’s back. Experts say this gives the infant more support compared with previous advice, which was to place the baby along the adult’s arm.


“If an infant is choking then, in the first instance, they should be laid face down along your thigh and supported by your arm, give them five back blows between the shoulder blades with your heel of your hand,” says St John Ambulance“Previously this was done along the arm but the leg is felt to be more secure and provide more support. Check their mouth for any obstruction.

“If there is still a blockage then turn the infant onto their back and give up to five chest thrusts. Use two fingers, push inwards and upwards against their breastbone.

“If the obstruction does not clear after three cycles of back blows and chest thrusts, call for an ambulance and continue until help arrives.”

For an older child, the advice is to bend them forward and give up to five blows between the shoulder blades with the heel of your hand. Check their mouth and if choking persists, stand behind the child put your arms around them and put one fist between the navel and the bottom of their breastbone.

If you would like a course run in your home please visit for further information.


New Course!! Managing Medical Conditions in Schools and Early Years Settings.


Managing medical conditions in School and Early Years Setting is now a regular activity for staff. This course will assist in providing best practice in managing the conditions and carrying out procedures when required. 

Statutory guidance was issued to schools on Thursday 15th May by the Government following its landmark decision last year to amend the Children and Families Act so that from September schools in England will be legally required to provide the high quality support children with medical conditions need.

The guidance for the new law is statutory and sets out the practical support schools will be expected to provide to support children with medical conditions, such as making sure they have individual healthcare plans in place and training and support for school staff.

The charities, who form the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance, represent over a million children with health needs. They called for this legal protection as under the current system while many schools already offer excellent support for children with health conditions, there are too many examples where children with health needs are prevented from meeting their full educational potential as a result of ill health, bullying, and stigma at school.

Some children also face discrimination in relation to school trips and extra-curricular activities, this can mean they are effectively excluded from leading a full and active school life. In addition, some schools fail to support the social and emotional implications associated with various medical conditions.

Course Details

This 4hr course will cover the following topics and provide information on management and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Developing and using a Care Plan
  • Best practice with administering medicines
  • CPR and use of a Defibrillator
  • Anaphylaxis and use of a Epi Pen, JEXT Pen and Auto injectors
  • Epilepsy and use of Buccal Midazolam
  • Diabetes and Management
  • Asthma and use of Inhalers
  • Any other topics required

This course can be run at your location for groups of up to 12 people. The course will be bespoke to you requirements. For more information contact Mark at any time. Email or visit

Emmett’s Fight

A website for all parents to read.

News | Anaphylaxis campaign

Supply issues with Auto Injectors—-epipen-and-jext

Take Asthma seriously!!!

Slough and Reading First Aid Training Courses Fees Reduced



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Corporate Health the Occupational Health and First Aid Training provider has been supporting Thames Valley Businesses since 1947. As a charity we offer competitive priced services and all surplus goes back into improving employee well being and the speciality.

We have recently reduced the Prices of a number of courses we offer to support Businesses in up-skilling their team and ensuring the minimum First aid cover is in place. Our prices are lower than the big providers and our trainers are all experienced front line ambulance crew. In addition we can now offer these open course in both our Slough and Reading training centres. For larger employers we can provide closed courses at your offices.

Find out more and book your place now whilst these special offers apply click on the link below

Corporate Health First Aid.

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Parent First Aid Training

Parent First Aid Training

Another great story of a Mother saving had daughters life. I really enjoy running Parent sessions, its great to see a Mum being able to put in to action the skills she has learnt. 

2yr Old saves Mums life!

Simple but great advice!!


Dame Helen Mirren Supports Defibrillator In Schools Campaign To Save Lives In Schools


Dame Helen Mirren has put her name to the SADS UK Big Shock campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in schools.

She said: ‘I support the SADS UK Big Shock Campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in schools. It is particularly tragic to hear of young people dying of cardiac arrest. I understand how important it is to defibrillate a person in cardiac arrest as quickly as possible to give them the best chance of survival. It makes sense that all schools should have this lifesaving equipment in place.’

I am bringing up this subject in my blog on International Women’s Day not just because it is an extremely important health message, but, because I want to pay tribute to the remarkable lady who created the SADS UK campaign following the sudden and unexplained death of her teenage son, Ashley.

Her name is Anne Jolly and  I first met her at a…

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