Introduction to First Aid

Would you know what to do in an accident or an emergency? Everyone should learn at least some basic first aid to give them the knowledge and confidence to deal with a medical emergency before professional help arrives.

First aid skills are easy to learn and will hopefully stay with you for life. Your knowledge could save someone’s life and it is likely to be those closest to you who will benefit from your skills.

First Aid Advice

You can find more general information on basic first aid including;

You can learn much more by taking a basic first aid course. St Johns Ambulance has a first aid website that is kept up to date with the latest guidance. You could also look at the NHS.UK.

For details of where your nearest courses are being held, contact the British Red Cross or St. John Ambulance Northumbria for more information.

Other Useful Organisations

  • NHS 111 is the new telephone service which has replaced NHS Direct. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
  • NHS.UK  is a website providing health and medicines information and you can search for local services.

Please note – The content on this website is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you are feeling unwell, make an appointment to see your GP or contact NHS 111. In an emergency, dial 999.

Last updated: July 1, 2022