If you are first on the scene and find someone who has collapsed or had an accident, what you do in those first minutes is critical. Ambulances aim to get to a life-threatening emergency within eight minutes. However, in the current climate, this is just not happening and even with life-threatening emergencies you may be waiting considerably longer. The first aid you give whilst waiting for the ambulance often means the difference between life and death. At the moment the NHS is under increasing strain and the UK’s ambulance service is under more pressure than ever. The London Ambulance Service is currently

First aid: Waiting for an ambulance as seen on The Hippocratic Post.