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The level of teaching was outstanding and this really showed in the exam marks. The trainer’s enthusiasm for First Aid really shone through and this in turn motivated the group to learn, practise and ask as many questions as possible. […]. The instructor passed on expertise in such a way that did not alienate anyone even though it was a diverse group of people from all parts of the business. The examiners were wonderful, giving us extra tips and advice once we had passed; this gave everyone confidence in their new skills and will allow us as individuals to handle a first aid situation.

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It’s time to talk about mental health this February

Time to Talk Day 2018 is coming up on Thursday 1st February, with the aim of getting everyone talking about mental health. The national campaign is led by the Time to Change movement, which focuses on changing how society thinks, acts and talks about everything to do with mental health and wellbeing. On Time to […]

Trailer service firm fined £120,000 for ‘tragic’ incident

A trailer service and repair firm has been fined £120,000 after a worker was killed in “a tragic and wholly avoidable incident.” SPR Trailer Services Limited appeared at Ipswich Crown Court last week to answer charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in relation to the incident, which occurred on 23rd January 2015. […]

UK experiencing worst flu season for 7 years

Figures show that the UK is currently experiencing its worst flu season since 2011. There has been a rise in suspected flu cases in all parts of the UK since 2018 began, but Wales has seen the sharpest rise with a 400% increase in GP visits, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). Hospitals […]

Government announces minister for loneliness

A new minister for loneliness will work across political parties to take forward work started by the late MP Jo Cox, the government has announced. The news follows a warning last month from NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Jane Cummings, that cold weather and loneliness could prove lethal during the winter months. A report […]

Counselling sessions for disabled young people rise by 13%

Childline has revealed that it delivered 8,253 counselling sessions to disabled young people during 2016/17, representing a 13% increase on the previous year. The confidential charity helpline said that it held an average of 22 counselling sessions per day with young people who either told, or were identified by, counsellors as deaf, disabled, having special […]

Council to face prosecution for tragic death of school pupil

Bridgend County Borough Council will face prosecution following the tragic death of a school pupil.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed the Council about the impending prosecution following the death, in 2014, of 15-year-old Ashley Daniel Talbot, who was a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School. Ashley was involved in a collision with a […]

New guidance on sexual violence and harassment between school pupils

The Department for Education (DfE) has released new guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children at school and college. The new guidance highlights best practice, advice, statutory guidance and the legal framework to define what sexual violence and sexual harassment is, how to minimise the risk of it occurring and what action to […]

Primary and nursery school teachers at greater risk of stress

Official figures reveal that primary and nursery school teachers are at greater risk of stress, and even suicide, than the general population. A number of surveys and studies over recent years have suggested that the increased workload for teachers has led to longer working hours and that this, coupled with added demands from employers and […]

Schools should help children tackle social media risks

There are calls for schools to do more to help children cope with the demands and risks of social media as a study reveals they can become overwhelmed with “chasing validation” and feelings of anxiety. England’s children’s commissioner Anne Longfield said that, as children move from primary to secondary school and begin to use social […]

CQC to rate even more healthcare services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is set to rate even more healthcare services, such as those that provide medical advice and prescriptions from GPs online. The Department of Health confirmed the extension of the CQC’s powers, with the aim of ensuring that people have clear, accessible and independent information about as many of the healthcare […]


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