Author: Dennis Fretwell

Take the below quiz to see how much you know about Paediatric First Aid. Do you know as much as you think you do? 1)Why is it important that I check for breathing on an unconscious child? 2)Why do I have to tilt their head back to...

In an article published by the Mail Online today, figures show that "over 100,000 cancer patients are not given enough help with routine tasks such as, washing, dressing and getting to appointments." Macmillan says the problem is partly the fault of doctors and nurses failing...

Eastlake care home in Surrey, is not your average care home, according to an article published by the BBC. Staff make sure that all 52 residents have their clothes washed separately. The residents with hospital appointments or other engagements are prioritised. Staff play the piano and lead the...

The film Still Alice is released in Uk cinemas today. Julianne Moore plays the title role of a 50 year old professor who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, a form of Dementia. Still Alice follows Alice and her family's journey through the diagnosis and beyond....

St John Ambulance reported last year that up to 140,000 people die each year in situations where first aid could of helped to save their lives. Thats as many people as those who die from cancer each year. In a survey undertaken by St John Ambulance...

The Daily Telegraphs headline news today states that police,teachers,elected councillors and social workers who turn a blind eye to child abuse, could face a 5 year jail sentence. Prime Minister David Cameron, will warn those who ignore cases of child abuse out of a "warped sense...

According to an article published by Amber Valley Info, Derbyshire County Council Public Health Officials, are warning parents and nurseries to look out for signs of Scarlet Fever in children as the number of local cases increases. More cases are usually reported in March and April...

Best of luck to the team at Bright Sparks who are taking their Food Safety and Fire Safety examinations this weekend as part of their training programme....

We have a number of free training courses available for nursery employees working in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. (D2N2) These include Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Fire Safety, Equal Ops etc. Contact 01773748866 for details....

Delivered a great course last week for job seekers from Alfreton JCP. Really enthusiastic group who worked on a new module 'Managing your own Money'as well as our normal modules such as preparing for an interview and applying for a job etc. Next course starts...