News stories from October 2010

Two Prestigious National Awards for London District
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London District's Commercial Transport Service and Cycle Response Unit are celebrating after picking up two awards at this year's Ambulance Service Institute Awards.
Health and safety review
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Lord Young, the Prime Minister's adviser on health and safety law and practice, issued his long awaited report Common Sense Common Safety last Friday (15 October). St John Ambulance has commented on its findings.
CPR study questions mouth-to-mouth
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A study, published in the medical journal, The Lancet, found that in certain circumstances, chest compressions only can be better than mouth to mouth.
Chest compressions only can be the difference
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Untrained members of the public can increase the chances of survival for cardiac arrest victims by carrying out chest compressions, to pump oxygen around the body, without doing mouth to mouth resuscitation.
Fashion guru visits West Midlands
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In Birmingham this week, fashion stylist Gok Wan witnessed first hand the life saving work performed by St John Ambulance during a visit to launch a Vodafone volunteering scheme.