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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. 

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 […]

Christian Eriksen

Long Furlong School on the air

Long Furlong school have really been in the news recently. It all started with a normal  I.M.P.S. visit to Abingdon Community Hospital for Mrs Foster’s year 6 class.   The children learnt emergency life skills including how to put someone in the recovery position. Then, back at school, year 6 decided to teach the rest of […]

Abbie and Ellie at BBC Radio Oxford

Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School.

We are thrilled to announce the Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School Award. Every school that completes 3 elements of I.M.P.S. is presented the “Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School” award and can use the logo on their website or letterhead. The 3 elements are:  complete the online evaluation quiz before the visit attend the […]

From party piece to saving a life….

One of our Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. trainers contacted us recently to tell us about her son-in-law. Here is what she said…. “I’ve just had a message from my daughter that her husband was able to use the recovery position on someone who had an epileptic seizure in a shop yesterday and subsequently posted his thanks for […]

cartoon of recovery position

Year 6 children look sharp!

We have been told by the teacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Banbury that two year 6 children found a syringe in a local park. This is  what she says “They were carrying the card given to them at I.M.P.S. and they phoned the number on the card to report the incident. They […]

Harriers Academy – working in partnership for safer roads.

We are really impressed with Harriers Academy for working with Thames Valley Police in Banbury to educate parents about dangerous parking during school drop off and pick up times. This is really I.M.P.S. in action – young people being empowered to take responsibility for risk management and awareness. Keep up the good work and let […]

100,000 I.M.P.S. pupils in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. celebrated reaching the milestone of teaching 100,000 children on July 17th 2019. The children from Windmill Primary School attended their I.M.P.S visit in the morning and then joined The Lord Mayor of Oxford,Councillor Craig Simmons, I.M.P.S. trainers past and present and friends and supporters from the Oxford University Hospitals at a celebratory event. […]

IMPS trainers with a 100,000 banner

” I have supported I.M.P.S. for over 10 years”

Finmere CE Primary School recently visited the Horton Hospital in Banbury for their I.M.P.S. visit.  Have a look at their  facebook page and see what they got up to during the morning. Their teacher said “As a year 6 teacher I have supported I.M.P.S. for over 10 years. It remains relevant and important and every […]

An important “hands on” activity…

Here are some recent comments we have had from teachers showing how much I.M.P.S. is valued by the community. “An important “hands on” experience. Appropriately pitched for year 6 as the children approach secondary and greater independence it is important to have and revise these life skills”  Teacher, The Batt School, Witney, Oxon “Children remember […]