Mental Health First Aid Where’s Your Head At?

We support Mental Health First Aid and, as a training company based in Exeter and Plymouth, are able to offer these courses to local businesses. We have just received this wonderful letter from Where's your Head At and thought we would share the latest news. You can get involved by clicking here > We wanted to follow up with you…

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We are exhibiting at South West Business Expo on Wednesday 14th November at Westpoint, Exeter

We are proud to be exhibiting at South West Business Expo on Wednesday 14th November at Westpoint, Exeter. Now moving into it's 7th show, the expo organised by South West Business Connections, is the destination for businesses to grow and prosper. It’s free to attend and offers delegates the chance to network with a large variety of business owners, plus offers the…

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Dementia Friend’s Information Sessions

With dementia awareness being raised throughout the country we were thrilled that our own Dementia Friend’s Information Sessions in Exeter filled up (some of which were open to the public). In addition Sophie our own dementia champion has been running a session at Exmouth Community College for some of the students and several sessions with the Call Management and Communications…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you know October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in the UK, with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed in their lifetime. This year’s campaign has struck a particular impact with Purple Balm. Two of our Exeter office staff’s mums are currently in treatment. I’m sure the majority of us…

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Defibrillator / CPR Demonstration Roadshow Success Story!

Our free Defibrillator / CPR Demonstration Roadshow throughout several towns and cities during September were a great success. Using a defibrillator in the first 3-5 minutes following a cardiac arrest can dramatically increase a person’s chances of survival. The presentations were a great opportunity to show people how easy defibrillators are to use. These machines are turning up in public areas…

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Low unemployment rates in South West

Recently announced low unemployment rates in the South West mean its fantastic news for individuals and our local economy as a whole. However for the social care sector it puts further pressure on carer recruitment. These are the statistics: South West unemployment rate is 3.3% 78.2% of 16-64 year olds are in employment Only 24.3% of those who are currently…

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What is the difference between statutory and mandatory training?

Statutory training is required by law and thus a legal obligation to provide. It involves topics that keep your employees and clients/service users safe. Courses would include health & safety in the workplace, moving & handling and appropriate first aid training to meet your organisation’s requirements. Staff will also require updates (usually annual). Mandatory training is that which individual organisations…

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Verification of expected death by trained nurses

Do you have enough nurses to cover every shift that can verify a resident’s expected death? English Law stipulates that a doctor’s legal duty is to notify the cause of death, not that death has occurred. The BMA (British Medical Association) confirms that the GP has is no legal obligation to view or examine the deceased before signing a death…

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Basic first aid compulsory in primary schools draft legislation release

This is such a positive and important step in teaching everyone about basic first aid. Students are going to go home and show their family members what they have learnt and so the word will spread. It has been highlighted recently that people want to help each other when tragedy strikes but have been limited in what they can do…

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First Aid CPR could be added to National Curriculum in landmark plans that could save thousands of lives

We found this article on the Daily Mirror website and feel this is great news for the historic announcement which could see CPR and first aid added to the curriculum as part of wider Health Education classes. First Aid including CPR could be added to the National Curriculum in a landmark decision which could save thousands of lives. Draft guidelines…

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