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New manikins from Tesco

We are delighted that thanks to a Tesco Community Grant we have been able to purchase new lightweight manikins and training defibrillators for our sessions. This means that our team of trainers will now have their own set of equipment which will enable them to transport and store them easily. Due to continued Covid restrictions […]

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Child Safety Week 2022

Child Safety Week is here! Child Safety Week is an annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). CAPT’s aim is to help families build confidence and skills in managing the real risks to children’s safety. They want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious […]

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Masonic Lodge donation

I.M.P.S. was delighted to accept a recent donation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire at a charity evening on November 2nd 2021. I.M.P.S. joined 15 other charities who were the beneficiaries of generous donations by the Freemasons of Oxfordshire. Lynn Pilgrim, I.M.P.S. project manger said “It was quite humbling to hear from so many […]

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Summer social and a prize!

During the summer some members of the I.M.P.S. team were able to have a socially distanced picnic. Their photograph was entered into a OUH departmental competition and we are thrilled to have been chosen as winners for the best original theme category.  Many thanks to the Oxford Hospitals Charity who are awarding the prizes. We […]

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Does your school have an AED?

I.M.P.S. is proud to support the work done by the Arrhythmia Alliance and urge everyone to ensure that their local school has access to a  defibrillator. I.M.P.S. teaches year 6 pupils in Oxfordshire and Hull how to perform CPR and to use a defibrillator (AED) and we are pleased to promote this initiative by the […]

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Treasure Hunt around Oxford

Would you like to have a fun day out with family and friends and raise some funds for I.M.P.S. at the same time? Embark on your very own voyage of discovery, exploring the hidden gems of Oxford’s historic city centre. Solve cryptic clues and follow treasure maps to weave a route past familiar landmarks like […]

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Parliament debates water safety on school curriculum

On Monday 12th July 2021, the petitions committee debated the importance of increasing water safety content on the schools curriculum following an e petititon of over 107,000 signatures. You can watch the debate here.  The petition says:  “As a country we see many water-related fatalities every year. We see many more call outs to water […]

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Professor Sir Keith Willett

We are proud that our founder and ex chairman Professor Keith Willett has been a awarded a knighthood in the Queens Birthday honours list. Keith  started I.M.P.S. in 1995 and continues to be very supportive to the programme. You can read more about Keith and his achievements here. 

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Learn to use a defibrillator

We have all been shocked by the news that Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during a European Championship match recently. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest which means that his heart went into an arrhythmia and was unable to beat properly. The immediate treatment for this is Cardiac Compressions (CPR) and the prompt use of […]

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