Entries by Gemma Bailey

#30days30waysuk – stop the spread

Germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces, washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others. How can you stop the spread?  Focus your efforts on cleaning areas in the house where germs are more likely to spread; areas such as the […]

#30days30waysuk – Choose well

Calling 999 for an Ambulance gets me to the top of the Accident and Emergency queue?  False! Patients are seen on a medical need, not who gets to hospital first.  Around 18 million GP appointments and 2.1 million visits to A&E are for self-treatable conditions.  Accident & Emergency, NHS 111, walk in centres and GP […]

#30days30waysuk – Make The Right Call

It’s important to understand when to dial 999 or if another responder may be more appropriate.  Many of us will never have to dial 999, but if you do it’s important to understand what service you need (Police, Fire, Ambulance or Coastguard), to remain calm and speak clearly and stay on the line until you’re […]

#30days30waysuk – What Emergency?

I don’t need to worry about emergencies where I live! Emergencies don’t happen where I live!  The word emergencies may make you think of tragic events such as COVID, attacks on London & Manchester or wide scale flooding, but it pays to be prepared for those smaller emergencies. The truth is that communities are likely […]

#30days30waysuk – Mental Health

Wellbeing is important to us all. We want to get the most out of our lives and feel good. Feeling good is more than just being happy and confident; it means being able to cope when things get tough in our lives. For many of us there are times when there is too much happening […]

#30days30waysuk UK – Trusted Networks

Scams & misinformation can have devastating consequences for everyone involved.  The Action Fraud website provides a full A_Z of the different types of scams https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud-category.  A scam is a dishonest scheme designed to cheat people out of money. The most common scam is known as phishing which fraudsters use to access valuable personal details such […]