Health and Safety

What is the Marburg virus and how can it be avoided?

19th July 2022

Two people in Ghana have died from the Marburg virus – and 98 been quarantined – raising fears of a mass outbreak. The highly infectious disease causes fever, muscle pains, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in some cases, death through extreme blood loss. Hundreds of people have died from the virus in the past, mostly in Africa….

Surgery under threat as UK blood supplies plunge

5th July 2022

Blood supplies have dropped to worrying levels in Britain, with the NHS forced to recall former staff to run donation centres and donors urged to come forward. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said it had launched critical incident plans and was doing everything it could to avoid having to ask hospitals to delay non-urgent surgery….

Violent incidents at GP surgeries double in five years

6th June 2022

Violent incidents at GP surgeries have doubled in less than five years, according to figures from police forces across the UK. An investigation by the British Medical Journal found the number of assaults at surgeries and health centres resulting in injury had almost doubled too. Police forces recorded 1,068 violent incidents between 2021 and 2022,…

First aid at work (FAAW)

21st September 2021

This course is a three-day course, approved by Qualsafe Awards, an Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation. The course covers the practical skills needed by first aiders to competently deal with situations that require a higher level of first aid, or where they are responsible for people who have existing medical conditions.