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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

During this difficult time it’s important to follow trusted medical advice. Make sure that you visit the NHS site first for all your COVID-19 information...
Asthma attacks

Asthma attacks

Asthma is a chronic condition causing coughing, wheezing and breathlessness. You can tell if you, or someone with you, is having an asthma attack if: the reliever inhaler isn’t helping when it normally would; the symptoms are getting worse (coughing, breathlessness,...
Bites and stings

Bites and stings

Insect bites and stings are common and usually only cause minor irritation. However, some stings can be painful and trigger a serious allergic reaction. Here we give you some information on what to do, according to the type of bite and sting. Ants There are about 60...
Heart attack

Heart attack

Would you be able to recognise if a member of your family, a friend or a passer-by was showing the signs and symptoms of having a heart attack and know what action to take? Symptoms can include: Chest pain-tightness (like being pressed or squeezed by something heavy);...
Bleeding

Bleeding

Some cuts and grazes can be minor and can be treated easily by simply cleaning the wound and applying a plaster or dressing.   If the cut is bleeding heavily you must apply pressure using a clean towel or bandage. If the cut is to the arm or hand raise it above...
What to do if someone is not breathing

What to do if someone is not breathing

Learning some simple skills can save lives. This page is dedicated to knowing what to do if someone is not breathing. DRSABCD – THE SEVEN STEPS D – Danger – Make sure you are safe to help. Keep calm and stay in control R – Response – Shake the shoulders...
Self care

Self care

We all get into accidents at home or suffer from autumn and winter ailments such as coughs and colds. Most of the time, we can care and patch ourselves up with the help of a first aid kit. But would you know what there should be in it? It’s important your...