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Q&A - What incidents do I need to report?

Friday 12th April 2019
Harrison Young MCPara.

One of the biggest questions we get asked here at Medical Training Solutions is what incidents need to be reported. The simplest answer to that is that EVERY single incident no matter how big needs to be reported. Every organisation should have an accident book accessible…

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Mum saves her toddler's life thanks to first aid training.

Friday 12th April 2019
Harrison Young MCPara.

Mum of 1 Lauren Poundall from Newcastle saved her young son's life after using skills and techniques learned on a first aid training course. According to…

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Savein60 - Seizures.

Friday 12th April 2019
Harrison Young MCPara

Prolonged tonic-clonic seizures have the potential to cause irreversible brain damage if not recognised early and acted upon. In 60 seconds you can learn how to save a life. Our Savein60 campaign aims to provide bitesize 60 second health education…

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Real Life First Aid - Shootings in New Zealand.

Tuesday 19th March 2019
Harrison Young MCPara.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the terror attack in New Zealand and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by this horrific incident. Despite the work of numerous counter…

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Q&A - What should be in my first aid kit?

Monday 18th March 2019
Harrison Young MCPara.

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Medical Training Solutions is what should be in our first aid kits. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published a minimum suggested contents list that includes: a leaflet giving general guidance on first…

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Savein60 - Heart Attack.

Monday 18th March 2019
Harrison Young MCPara.

Every 6 minutes, someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack. 1 in 3 people who have a heart attack die before reaching hospital. In 60 seconds you can learn how to save a life. Our Savein60 campaign aims to provide…

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Giving something back - Lady Gaga pioneers America's first mental health first aid training program.

Monday 11th March 2019
Harrison Young MCPara.

Lady Gaga has stolen the media spotlight recently; however, her latest work in something that we are very interested in here at Medical Training Solutions. 7 years ago Gaga and her mother founded the Born This Way Foundation. The organisation, which is committed to supporting the wellness of…

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How To Stay Safe This Pancake Day.

Tuesday 5th March 2019
Harrison Young MCPara

The custom of eating pancakes, more commonly known as Shrove Tuesday or 'Pancake day', is said to date back to 16th century Britain. This occasion, which sees partakers cooking up various different types of sweet treats, can result in burn…

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Direct Line embeds mental health first aiders into their workforce.

Tuesday 26th February 2019
Harrison Young MCPara

Direct Line, a major UK based insurance provider, has made a commitment to their staff's mental health by embedding mental health first aiders into their workforce. In March last year, more than 1100 managers underwent mental health awareness training…

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Mental Health First Aid reduces workplace stress, anxiety and depression by 75%

Tuesday 19th February 2019
Harrison Young MCPara

According to the HSE, 15.4 million working days are lost due to mental ill health every year. Despite these alarming statistics, workplace mental health is something that many people…

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First Aid Training Saves Her Grandma's Life.

Tuesday 12th February 2019
Harrison Young MCPara

First aid training allowed a 17-year-old girl from Buckinghamshire to save her Grandmother's life. The Mix96 report describes the story of Isabella Parola, who witnessed her Grandma choking on a piece of steak whilst having dinner together with her family. Luckily, Isabella had undergone a first aid training course that…

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Nutritional Advice For a Good Cause!

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Medical Training Solutions were happy to provide nutritional advice to Ambulance Technician Paul Barnard who is running a half marathon to raise money for a local critical care charity! To read about his…

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Give the Gift of a First Aid Kit This Christmas.

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Christmas is just around the corner, if you are organized you will now have your cupboards stocked and Christmas presents nicely wrapped under the tree. There is nothing else you need to prepare for this Christmas period, right? Wrong. It's important to enjoy this time of…

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Mental Health First Aid - Parliamentary Debate UPDATE.

Monday 17th December 2018

The debate surrounding the legal implementation of Mental Health First Aid training within the workplace has been postponed to early 2019 due to…

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Mental Health First Aid - Parliamentary Debate.

Monday 17th December 2018

A debate surrounding the legal implementation of Mental Health First Aid training within the workplace is due to take place at Westminster…

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The Battle for Mental Health Wellbeing Continues.

Saturday 8th December 2018

It is a great time to be an employee, employers have never looked after their employee's physical wellbeing to such an extent. There is legislation in place to ensure first-aiders are on hand if an employee hurts themselves and many large…

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New Guidance Released for Mental Health First Aid.

Monday 26th November 2018

Earlier in the week, we posted about the open letter signed by more than 50 well-known organisations, to Theresa May. The letter effectively outlined that Health and Safety Legislation in its current form is insufficient and needs to be updated to make…

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Changing Health & Safety Law - Mental Health First Aid.

Tuesday 20th November 2018

An open letter, which has been signed by more than 50 large organisations such as WHSmith, Royal Mail and PwC has called on Theresa May to amend current Health and Safety Legislation to make mental health first aid training mandatory. Current statistics…

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First Aid Skills from the Most Unusual Places.

Saturday 10th November 2018

We hear amazing stories every day, people all over the country confidently exercising life-saving skills and it makes us so proud that first aid education is making such a big difference in people's lives. However, every so often, a story catches our eye for the most unusual reasons. It has recently…

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Workplace Injuries Cost More Than You Think.

Monday 5th November 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who are responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, have just…

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Top Tips for a Safe Bonfire Night.

Friday 2nd November 2018

Halloween is just behind us and the next main event of the calendar year is fast approaching. Like most people, we love bonfire night, a chill in the air, warming yourselves around a large bonfire while watching beautiful firework displays. However, from our experience, we also know that sugar-fueled children,…

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The Power To Save A Life - Glenn Hoddle Heart Attack.

Tuesday 30th October 2018

A Myocardial Infarction (MI) or more commonly known as 'heart attack' is a blockage of the small arteries that supply the heart with fresh blood. Without this, the heart muscle begins to…

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Mental Health Training Just as Important as Physical First Aid.

Thursday 25th October 2018

Mental health first aid is currently dominating the media thanks to a strong petition gaining traction. The petition is calling for employers to be required to have mental health first aiders, much in the same way they…

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That's TV Norfolk - Interview.

Thursday 25th October 2018

The importance to good quality first aid training should never be underestimated. A recent study of over 2000 adults revealed that: Only 5% of people felt knowledgeable, competent and willing to act in…

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Sharing Our Story.

Wednesday 24th October 2018

At Medical Training Solutions we are delighted to see that our story is being publicised by the University of East Anglia, Eastern Daily Press, Norwich Evening News and the Ipswich Star. Our work in revolutionising the first aid training industry is something that we hope will benefit workplace casualties,…

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The “it will never happen to me” Mentality.

Thursday 18th October 2018

We are all guilty of adopting an "it will never happen to me" approach at various stages in our lives. We will hear that something awful happened…

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World Food Day 2018.

Tuesday 16th October 2018

As healthcare professionals we are delighted to see World Food Day 2018 working to ensure that people throughout the world have access to safe, healthy and nutritious food. As much as food is vital to life,…

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First Aid Educational Boost on the Horizon.

Thursday 11th October 2018

It is no secret we are in full support of any scheme that educates members of the public in all important first aid skills and we were really excited this week to read that the Welsh Government also share our passion…

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Is it too early for the ‘C’ word?

Thursday 4th October 2018

October is now upon us and you will have started to notice the change on the high-street, as you walk into shops the standard shelves are being cleared and swiftly replaced with rows and rows of Christmas gifts and decorations. Christmas…

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A small investment to save a life.

Thursday 27th September 2018

We all hope we will never need to rely on someone else to save us. In times of need we want to believe that qualified professionals will be on hand quickly enough that there will be no lasting problems, however sadly this is not always the case. It…

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The importance of Annual Refresher Training.

Friday 7th September 2018

Managing Director Harrison Young pictured undertaking his annual Professional Update (PU) training as a Paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service. "It is so important to…

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Nissan Design Europe, Paddington.

Thursday 14th June 2018

June has seen us in Central London delivering First Aid at Work Re-qualification courses to Nissan Design Europe. Training was delivered over the course of the month and left participants feeling confident to administer first…

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Nissan Technical Centre Europe, Cranfield.

Thursday 29th March 2018

Over the past few months we have been delivering a wide range of professional training courses to Nissan Technical Centre Europe in Cranfield.…

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