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Winter 2018: Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019!


Rebecca Santa
It's been a busy year and we've enjoyed meeting and working with many new clients as well as catching up with familiar faces. This year our Christmas charities in lieu of Christmas Cards are Martin House Children's Hospice and the Children's Burns Trust - I'm sure that you will agree that these are worthy causes.
Rebecca now aged 3 is very excited about Christmas this year (see left sporting the 'Santa mask' she made at nursery!). The team and I wish you a lovely break and time to catch up with friends and family over the festive season and good tidings for the year ahead.
Best wishes,
Helen and the rest of the team at Underwood Training





Christmas Holiday Office Shut-down
We will be closing at 1pm on Friday 21st December 2018 for 2 weeks whilst our local schools are off.
The office will re-open on Tuesday 8th January 2019*
Emails will not be closely monitored over the holiday period, so if you have any urgent queries please phone Helen's mobile on 07971 298 265. Thank you.
* we do not usually have office cover on a Monday - thank you for bearing with us!



Top tips for Christmas:
  • Don't water the Christmas Tree with the lights plugged in! This has caused a number of cases of electrocution... In 2002 (the latest statistics available) 1,000 people were estimated to have visited A & E after accidents involving Christmas trees and 350 people after incidents involving Christmas lights.
  • Give yourself enough time to prepare and cook the dinner to avoid hot fat, boiling water and sharp knife accidents that happen when rushing. If you get burned from the fat when removing the roast from the oven - 20 minutes of running water (no less) and if there is any sign of the burn after this do seek medical advice. (See the Children's Burns Trust website first aid advice)
  • Have scissors and screwdriver ready so that you are not tempted to use a knife to open boxes or assemble toys
  • Falls are the most common cause of accidents, so try to keep the stairs clear of any obstacles.
  • Did you know that as Christmas novelties are not toys they do not have to comply with toy safety regulations? Be careful to keep small items away from young children to avoid a choking hazard - including cracker novelties. For a reminder of how to deal with a choking baby see The Chokeables video



MHRA Drug Safety Updates


Oral lidocaine-containing products for infant teething: only to be available under the supervision of a pharmacist - click here for more information. (Issued Dec 18)
MHRA advice: Patients can continue to use the EpiPen 300 microgram auto-injectors of specified lots safely until the extended use-by date in the table. Further information about batches affected can be found on the Epipen website.