First Aid News – RIDDOR Reporting Changes

The HSE have issued the following statement: “From 6 April 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From then the trigger point for reporting injuries to HSE will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). However, under EU law,…

Prince Harry the ‘First Aid Hero’

Prince Harry rushed to the aid of an injured polo player after he was knocked off his horse. As the first on the scene, he gently placed the American business man, Bash Kazi, into the recovery position, potentially saving the Mr Kazi’s life. Actions such as this really help to raise awareness of the importance…

First Aid for Pharmacists Course

As part of their pre-registration training year, graduate pharmacy students need to be able to both understand how to deal with common first aid emergencies, but also demonstrate these skills. This is because the public has an expectation that pharmacists can act appropriately in an emergency situation, but also because pharmacists are increasingly involved in…

We Have Moved

We have now moved to Harborough Innovation Centre, a modern facility located on the outskirts of Market Harborough. The Centre has excellent facilities, including spacious training and meeting rooms, along with warm, welcoming staff. We will continue to run courses at venue in the town centre and surrounding districts, as well as at the Innovation…

Become a First Aid Trainer

We are now running ITC First Aid Trainer Induction Courses. This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to deliver regular first aid courses for their organisation, or place of work, or who wants to deliver first aid courses professionally. ITC First Aid Ltd is an awarding body for first aid qualifications in the UK.…

Outdoor First Aid Course

We have spent the last two days delivering an ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid course for staff and friends of the Pinnacle Climbing Centre in Northampton. The centre has just celebrated one year of opening and is a thriving and popular venue for climbers of all ages and abilities in the East Midlands. The…

First Aid Training Course for Pre-registration Pharmacists, Leicester

SCL has just completed a second year of delivering first aid training to pre-registration pharmacists from hospitals across the East Midlands area, including Northampton, Leicester, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham. First aid competencies are part of the syllabus for their training and for two years now SCL has delivered the Health and Safety Approved (HSE)…

Medicines Use Review Post-payment Verification

This Primary Care Trust commissioned work involved auditing the Medicines Use Reviews (MUR) undertaken by Pharmacists within the locality, to ensure payment claims were accurate, to identify areas where training and support were required and share good practice. The audit produced interesting results and highlighted a number of training needs as well as some evidence…

First Aid Training for Market Harborough Rugby Club

We had a busy Saturday providing an Emergency First Aid at Work course for coaches and staff from Market Harborough Rugby Club, Leicestershire. The club are keen to ensure that they provide a safe environment for the players of all ages and adhere to the guidance from the RFU for first aid provision. The course…