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Secondary School Admissions: factors you should be considering before an appeal.

Secondary School Admissions: factors you should be considering before an appeal.

Date: Thursday, 03 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Paediatric

On Tuesday the 8th March, approximately 554,000 school children will find out if they have been offered a place at their preferred secondary school.

Due to a surge in the population, the competition is fierce with the most sought after schools under a great deal of pressure.  After 70% of local authorities saw an increase last year in the number of parents whose child lost out on their top choice; it is likely that many parents will be appealing this year’s result in the hope that their children will become a top achiever at their chosen school.

We urge you to take a look at the bigger picture because the quality of a school shouldn’t be evaluated solely on the performance of the pupils in their GCSEs and A-levels. Other factors must be considered such as the schools performance in the Ofsted report and most importantly whether your child will be safe in their hands.

How to recognise the signs of a stroke

How to recognise the signs of a stroke

Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

A stroke is a life-threatening condition that is most common in people aged over 65, but can occur at any time in life, including childhood and infancy. Every year, about 152,000 people in the UK suffer from some kind of stroke and it is the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK. 

4 Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Defibrillator

4 Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Defibrillator

Date: Monday, 01 February 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

It’s February which means that retailers will be branded with hearts and shelves will be piled high with chocolates, foil balloons and bouquets. Love is officially in the air.

Valentine’s Day brings matters of the heart to our attention as we show our significant other how much they mean to us.  But did you know that it’s National Heart Month too?

For us, this month is not just about showering our loved ones with gifts, we also want to highlight the need for public access defibrillators - not only do they mend broken hearts but they save lives too.

National Heart Month: 10 tips guaranteed to improve your heart health

National Heart Month: 10 tips guaranteed to improve your heart health

Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid

There are many factors that put a strain on your heart; over indulgence, smoking and lack of exercise are but to name a few circumstances that can lead to heart problems and cut your life short.

Stress is another example of something that can impact your health. A build up of anxiety or stress can cause a tight feeling or discomfort in your chest called angina. Angina is linked with coronary heart disease and can be brought on by emotional distress so relaxation is key.

In honour of National Heart Week we have listed our top tips for a healthier lifestyle, helping you to de-stress and make important lifestyle choices that will take care of your heart:

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