First aid project

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Summary of report content

Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire carried out a project through which young people received basic first aid training to give them confidence in their ability to help prevent further injury or preserve life. Another aim of the project was to make young people feel more confident, improve their resilience, and be educated in key lifesaving skills. This work was funded by a Youth Work and Positive Activity Grant from Central Bedfordshire Council's Youth Support Service.

The report demonstrates how Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire planned and organised for St John Ambulance service to provide the training. It also notes the impact of the project and outcomes achieved. Evaluation found that both the young people involved and their parents felt positively about the training. Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire made a number of recommendations around: the teaching of First Aid in schools; First Aid being incorporated as a mandatory part of the driving test in the UK; and the Council providing funding for regular First Aid training events across the county.

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General details

Report title 
First aid project
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 August, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 31 August, 2019
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health and safety
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not known
Age group 
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.