Ditch the car for local trips and walk to the shops. If it’s safe and you are able to, try and pick up the pace to get your heart rate up, returning to a slower pace before accelerating once again. It needn’t be a lot at the start, maybe just around the block.
Visit the beach and stroll along the sand listening to the waves or visit a stately home and its grounds, for not only a great day out but it gets you off the chair and out and about.
‘Get on yer bike’ is an expression that has a lot of merit. Get those legs moving, your lungs going and hit the road, the fields or for the adventurous, the mountains with your bike.
Volunteer for a local charity, either to work in a charity shop or undertake some renovations for a good cause, you’ll be amazed how many daily steps you’ll take by just getting involved.
Clear out the ‘stuff’ you just don’t need and when you get stuck-in, not only will it give you a great sense of satisfaction and more personal space, it also gets you active.
Get ‘arty’ and visit galleries or museums. Make a day of it and fit in say, two and by finally getting round to going to a visitor attraction that’s always appealed, it will also lift your spirits and add to your steps.
It needn’t be about the gym or joining a golf club, the smallest things will make a difference your health and wellbeing. Just try and do one small thing per day and you’ll soon feel the benefits.
Phillip Davies, CEO of APLS Australia
has tendered his resignation after holding the role for the past eight
years. During his term as CEO, Phillip has contributed enormously to the
organisation’s growth and development, with APLS recognised as the Gold
Standard in paediatric resuscitation education across Australia. We wish
Phillip all the best and thank him for all his hard work, dedication and
We would like to welcome Rod Wealands
who joins us as Interim CEO and who has had a long career in Higher Education
and the Biomedical Research sector. During the following months, Rod will
interrogate how the organisation is run and evaluate our processes in order to
fulfil APLS’s long-term strategic goals. I’m sure you’ll join me in
wishing him all the best.
Sue Wieteska, CEO ALSG
Another successful AGM took place in ALSG’s Head Offices
in Manchester on 4 July which was chaired by Peter-Marc Fortune, Vice Chair of
the Charity’s Trustees. Introductions
were made by CEO Sue Wieteska which was followed by ALSG’s Financial Director,
Rachel Landsman who took everyone through the Annual Report & Accounts for
Updated 2e HMIMMS Course
Last week saw the launch of the newly updated Major
Incident Medical Management & Support in the hospital setting. Initially candidates complete an online
course in advance of the training which provides them with theoretical
This means when participants attend the course and join
in the table top exercises, they have an excellent grasp of the structured
approach and understand how to apply this to various scenarios presented to
them. Here in the photo collage, are our candidates in action.
For more information on HMIMMS second edition please click here.
Volunteer Week - 1st-7th June 2019
1st June marks the start of Volunteer Week, volunteers are
vital to ALSG. Our clinical experts who advise on our courses, outlining new
developments to keep our training courses current, are all volunteers, tirelessly
giving up their own time whilst many are working full time.
We are incredibly grateful to the thousands of
healthcare professionals, who bring their expertise from all areas across the
health service to the training courses we devise and deliver.
In addition, there are many volunteers in the UK and
across the world helping across many different areas, transforming lives for so
many and it’s wonderful they are being recognised in this small but important
CEO, Advanced Life Support Group
PRESS STATEMENT - In response to
Sir David Behan, Chair of HEE
interesting statement today from Sir David Behan, Chair of HEE, whereby in an
article in the Health Service Journal, he is surprised how “fragmented”
education and training is, as well as citing there are some good relationships
but there are regional variations with HEE teams with the employers.
as a clinical training organisation, supports his suggestion for greater
collaboration and recognises his acknowledgment that: “In any industry, there
is always a temptation to raid the training budget to balance other
on the article, Sue Wieteska, CEO at ALSG said: “With more than 25 years of
experience in clinical training, ALSG understands the importance of training in
supporting recruitment and retention of staff, increasing job satisfaction,
staff confidence and improving patient safety.
ALSG’s training courses not only focus on saving lives, they also
provide employers with the reassurance that their teams have been taught a
standardised, internationally recognised, safe approach to dealing with
emergencies in all patients, wherever they are based in the UK and around the
Young Carer's Day - 31st January 2019
Today is Young Carer’s Day and it’s heartening that these
young people are recognised for their continuing care of loved ones, many of
whom take on enormous responsibilities at a very young age.
Through the SAFE Community programme – ELFS and IMPS (@oxfordIMPS1)
– ALSG has been providing training to school children in Salford to equip them
with the skills and confidence to respond to an accident or emergency at home
or in the community. Committed to providing ongoing basic life support training
to the community and helping save lives, ALSG has continued to deliver basic
life support training within the community, training 2,400 Salford residents
trains children and young people to follow a standardised approach, following a
system which is simple to understand in order to offer these young carers the