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David Knowles, 77, a retired nurse, hit headlines this week after revealing he suffered heart failure while delivering a first aid training course, and had to be saved by one of his students: http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/first-aid-trainer-saved-by-one-of-his-students/
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Looking at dementia prevention, intervention and care, a new report combining the work of 24 international experts has identified nine key lifestyle factors that could contribute to increasing or reducing an individual’s risk of developing dementia: http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/a-third-of-dementia-cases-are-preventable-finds-study/
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A new report from the CQC has suggested that too many mental health patients are receiving care at locked rehabilitation facilities far from their own homes.

They say that more people should be getting care at mental health services closer to home, and they also raised concerns about safety on mental health wards.

Find out more about this latest review of psychiatric services in England here: http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/too-many-mental-health-patients-receiving-locked-in-care-far-from-home/
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Research commissioned by the Food Standards Agency has confirmed that new rules for providing food allergen information introduced in 2014 have given consumers with food allergies or intolerances increased confidence when eating out, with many reporting that they feel safer and able to be more "adventurous". Find out more about how good allergen information is good for business here: http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/food-allergy-sufferers-now-more-confident-about-eating-out/
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Do we need a renewed focus on health and safety in Britain's workplaces? Two thirds of workers report that they have never been provided with health and safety guidance at work, while, of those who have, 43% admit that they did not bother to read through their company's policies and procedures. Are there accidents waiting to happen? http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/two-thirds-of-workers-not-given-health-and-safety-guidance/
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Our Walk 20 for 2 charity challenge in May raised over £1,800 for two very deserving local charities, the Pershore Riverside Youth Centre and Salter's Hill Charity. We met with them last month after counting up the total - read more about it here: http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/walk-20-for-20-raises-over-1800-for-local-charities/
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Data obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests suggests that the number of unexpected patient deaths reported by mental health trusts in England has risen by almost 50% in three years.
http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/records-show-rise-in-unexpected-mental-health-deaths/
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New data published by the NSPCC reveals that more than 50,000 children and young people contacted Childline last year because they were struggling with mental health problems.
http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/more-than-50000-youngsters-call-childline-for-mental-health-support/
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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has welcomed a pledge to protect and enhance the rights of workers as made in the recent ‘Brexit’ whitepaper.
http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/iosh-welcomes-brexit-pledge-to-protect-worker-rights/
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has placed a general practice (GP) surgery in Sheffield into special measures after it uncovered “some risks to patients.”
http://www.firstresponsetraining.com/news/cqc-places-gp-surgery-in-special-measures-due-to-safety-risks/
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