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Helpful guidance for a wide range of conditions:

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> Signs of a heart attack and stroke 
> Recognising Meningitis
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Signs and symptoms

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Signs of a heart attack and stroke

If you suspect the symptoms of a heart attack dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance. Make sure the patient rests.

NHS Heart Attack symptoms – and what to do

Find out how to do CPR (if the patient stops breathing and doesn't respond to touch or talk)

If you think someone may be having a stroke, act fast and call 999 for an ambulance. Note the time when any symptoms first appear.

NHS Stroke symptoms – and what to do




Meningitis is a serious illness that can affect people of all ages, especially children teenagers and students. It causes:

  • High temperature
  • Dislike of light
  • Drowsiness
  • Purple rash that does not change colour if it is pressed with a glass (but do not wait for a rash if someone is already ill and getting worse).

If you suspect that you, or a child, has meningitis it is important to seek medical advice immediately.

Once the meningococcal bacteria reach the bloodstream, they multiply rapidly causing fever, cold hands and feet, joint or muscle pain, rapid breathing, stomach cramps and dirrhoea.



Identifying rashes

Baby Rashes

Child rashes

Skin conditions



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