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Chinese Coronavirus - how serious is it?

The novel Coronavirus has dominated the news this week, causing concern to many around the world. Originally located in Wuhan in China, the virus has been swift to spread and has resulted in many deaths from pneumonia. The timing for this outbreak has been particularly difficult as it occurred at the start of the Lunar new year celebrations, when many Chinese people travel to join friends and family. Read our article to find out how to recognise it and what to do if you think you've caught it.

I recently joined Eamonn Holmes on talkRADIO to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus, listen to the recording at the bottom of the article.

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Head Injuries: how to deal with them

Head injuries in sport continue to be a major concern. This concern has led the Scottish Football Association to announce that they are set to introduce a ban on children under the age of 12 heading the ball in training sessions. A report has shown that former professional footballers are 3.5 times more likely to suffer with dementia and other serious neurological diseases. Find out how to identify and treat a serious head injury in our article.

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What to do if your pet has a head injury

Head injuries in dogs can be extremely serious.They may be less obvious than in humans and harder to detect as dogs can’t talk. Also, the immediate effects post trauma may be subtle and easily missed. Read all about how to recognise a serious injury, important first steps to take and what your vet may do.

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Practical courses

For bespoke or group courses - please email or give us a call on 02086754036

For online courses for refreshers or stand-alone online training visit

Paediatric First Aid (6 or 12 hours)

Choose 12-hour blended learning for the full paediatric qualification, EYFS or for compulsory Ofsted register.

Paediatric first aid

Friday 31 January: one space

Friday 7th February: spaces

Saturday 8th February: few spaces

Emergency First Aid (3 hours)

Basic first aid covering CPR, recovery position, choking & common medical emergencies in adults, babies & children.

Perfect for new parents, grandparents & anyone wanting to gain skills & the confidence to help.


Friday 14 February: spaces

Saturday 7 march: very few spaces

Wednesday 18 March: very few spaces

Emergency First Aid at Work (full day)

Fully regulated first aid course including paediatric first aid & additional topics - for those needing to qualify as a first aider.

EFAW first aid

Friday 31 January: one space

Friday 7th February: spaces

Saturday 8th February: few spaces

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First Aid for Dogs

3 hour course covering CPR, choking & common medical emergencies in dogs.

Saturday 28 March: spaces

Saturday 16 May: spaces

Teenage First Aid

3 hour course covering age appropriate first aid topics taught by experienced experts.

Or arrange your own course with a group of friends or family at a time of your choice!

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Check for last minute availability or contact us if there is a specific date you need. Happy to add you to one of our waiting lists too.

More dates on our website.


Delighted to receive this feedback from Harris Academy South Norwood. Teaching First Aid in Schools is so vital!

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