We speak to our Hazardous Area Response Team to find out why open water can look inviting but is extremely dangerous, even for a strong of swimmer.
Also in this edition, we speak to NHS 111 Health Advisor Charlene Richards who, after entering a team poetry competition based on experiences at work, talks about her journey with mental health. Her poem ‘Hardest call to take’ won – don’t miss it.
Some of the men in our service feature in our men’s health focus, including Senior Paramedic Team Leader Iain Duffy. Iain was diagnosed with bowel cancer less than a year ago and shares his story to raise awareness of the symptoms.
We also look at the important role that research plays in developing the NHS into what it is today, as well as what it means for its future.
There are lots more stories inside, we hope you enjoy them. Each week we will share a story from the magazine on our social media so please keep an eye out for them and engage with them if you can.