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Marathon superstars!

We had the most fantastic team of marathon runners this year and you can see from their faces in the image what it meant to them to complete the London Marathon 2024. We know that a lot of the team went straight back to work the following day nursing their aching limbs, including Christian McGuiness […]

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Woodstock Primary School head running Marathon

Woodstock Primary School’s Christian McGuinness will be running in his third consecutive London Marathon in support of I.M.P.S. Mr McGuinness said: “I am taking on the enormous challenge of running the London Marathon.” He described the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools as a “fabulous organisation giving children the chance to make a difference”. Mr McGuinness […]

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I.M.P.S. has gone platinum!

This term we are celebrating the 70th edition of our termly newsletter with a wander down memory lane. You can read all about it by following this link.  Did you know that we have taught over 112,000 children since the beginning of I.M.P.S. in 1995? We used to show the children a unit of blood […]

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Spot the dangers. Look out for kitchen hazards this Christmas.

During the Christmas festivities it can all get rather fraught in the kitchen and that is when accidents can happen. Have a look at this British Red Cross  360 film showing hazards in a kitchen.  It’s always a good idea for everyone to think about the everyday dangers in the home and to be aware […]

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Is it an emergency?

For medical advice when it is not a life-threatening emergency, please contact NHS 111 First – before coming to the Emergency Department (A&E). The NHS 111 advisors will assess your needs (or your loved one’s needs), and make a booking with one of our Emergency Departments if necessary. They can also tell you about alternatives to […]

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Road safety week. November 19th – 25th 2023.

I.M.P.S. is proud to support the BRAKE Road Safety Week 2023. Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities get involved to shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every day. This year the emphasis is on being aware of your speed and saving lives. We have delivered a road safety […]

Defibrillators on all tubes in London.

To mark World Restart a Heart Day The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that all London Underground, Overground stations and Dial-a-Ride vehicles now have life-saving public access defibrillators available to be used if a passenger suffers cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart stops beating and stops pumping blood and oxygen […]

Sadiq Khan and a defibrillator

New look for I.M.P.S. quiz

For many years I.M.P.S. has been evaluating the children’s skills and knowledge pre and post intervention with I.M.P.S. We do this with an online quiz which tests what the children know before and after their visit to I.M.P.S.  We have found that their knowledge increases by an average of 15% following the I.M.P.S. visit.  This […]

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Have you always wanted to run in the London Marathon?

If running a marathon is on your bucket list then I.M.P.S. can offer you a place in the London Marathon 2024. Please fill out this form to register your interest and we will get back to you ASAP.  

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I.M.P.S. is back!

What a great week! Since covid stopped us in our tracks back in March 2020, we have been unable to deliver our programme in a hospital setting as intended. We managed to continue getting the I.M.P.S. messages out there via online lessons to start with. Then we gradually moved up our recovery plan to delivering […]

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