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Just a few basic first aid skills can give someone the power to save a life.
The majority of people in the UK lack the confidence or skills to provide basic first aid in an emergency situation. This leads to unnecessary deaths, injuries and disabilities, and can put greater pressure on emergency services.
This Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech 2014 and reflects the need to support those who step forward to help.
We need to understand when to use public health services – and when it might be better to treat ourselves at home.
First aid is not a statutory part of the school curriculum - and we think it should be.
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