Common causes of paediatric accidents

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Being Child Safety Week this week we thought it would be helpful to highlight some common causes of paediatric accidents. In this blog we will discuss the following; Falls Poisoning Scalds and burns Choking and Button batteries Children are frequently so preoccupied with their own immediate interests that they are unaware of their surroundings. They […]

What is whooping cough and why are cases rising?

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Whooping cough (pertussis) is a bacterial infection of the lungs and breathing tubes. It spreads very easily and can sometimes cause serious problems. It’s important for babies and children to get vaccinated against it. What are the symptoms? A runny nose and sore throat are typically the first symptoms of whooping cough, but after about […]

Meningitis

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Meningitis is an infection that affects the meninges – the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be bacterial or viral. Bacterial meningitis is rarer and usually more severe. Children and young people are more likely to develop meningitis than adults. What causes Meningitis? Coughing, sneezing, and contact with surfaces or skin can […]

Maternal Mental Health Week

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With it being Maternal Mental Health Week we wanted to give you some support and advice on mental health during and after pregnancy. Pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues are common. There are some women who have previous mental health conditions that can be exacerbated during pregnancy or by having a baby. Others may be experiencing […]

Hay fever

Hay fever

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction caused by your immune system overreacting to airborne allergens. Pet dander, pollen, house dust mites, and mould spores are common triggers. Symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, itchy throat or ears, coughing, and fatigue caused by […]

Stress

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Stress is the body’s response to pressure. Life events and situations can cause stress in many different ways. A sense of anxiety is often triggered by new or unexpected experiences that threaten our sense of self. It is also triggered when we feel powerless over a situation. Stress affects us all differently. Our ability to […]

First Aid session for 6 – 12 year olds

First Aid session for 6 12 year olds

Come and join us for a fun and interactive First Aid session for 6 – 12 year olds in August. Parents are welcome to drop off or stay with their child. After the session they will receive a certificate of attendance. If you would like to book on, please call us on 01276 586943 or email us […]

Autism Acceptance Week

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People with autism experience lifelong developmental disabilities that affect the way they communicate and interact with others. It is estimated that there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. Please watch this short video which explains how it feels to have autism through the eyes of someone that experiences it every day […]

The importance of registering defibrillator’s

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The Circuit is a defibrillator network, providing a nationwide overview of where defibrillators can be found. Many defibrillators never get used because emergency services don’t know where they are or how to access them – this can cost lives, and that’s why it is so important to make sure every defibrillator is registered! Currently less […]

Choking in children

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Choking in children can be really frightening. Children, especially those between the ages of 1 and 5, often put objects in their mouths. They do this as part of their exploration of the world. They have narrow airways and are still learning how to chew, breathe, and swallow properly (add talking or moving around and […]