January 3, 2017 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

How Technology Might Save the NHS

Only a couple of days into the new year and, as our users know better than anyone, the news has been rather distressing as it relates to the NHS and its ability to deal with an ever-increasing patient pool. Few snippets of news from the week: An opinion piece in The Guardian calls for a […]

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December 27, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

One Last Reminder Today – #TestItTuesday

As the day comes to a close we’ve had some very good reminders from our friends in the fire service about the importance of testing your smoke alarm on a regular basis. And, of course, as a starting point this assumes you have smoke detectors throughout your home, on every floor level and, preferably, inside […]

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December 27, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

New Face Of NHS! #StayWellThisWinter

You may have seen him while sniffling and shuffling to work in the morning via bus, tube or on the NHS website. ‘He’ is pharmacist Roger Humbles, one of the faces of this year’s NHS campaign encouraging consumers to ask the pharmacist at the first signs of illness rather than heading to the GP or […]

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December 22, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

Our Favourite Quirky Gifts to Go Buy Now

Like our readers the team at Heart Cart are also scratching our collective heads, trying to figure what to get those last few people on our list and how to do it before Sunday. Frankly, by this point it may be worth approaching the task with a bit of humour. Here are a few favourites […]

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December 22, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

Musket Ball from 1745 Found – Say What?

An Edinburgh-based expert in historic weaponry recently found a musket ball from the site of an ambush long ago in the Highlands. The Highbridge Skirmish was the first engagement of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 between British Government troops and Jacobites loyal to Prince Charles Edward Stuart (more: wikipedia) Expert Paul MacDonald, found the projectile […]

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December 20, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

Last Minute Shopping Dash? Be Sure to #SPOTTHEFAKE

Running to the shops in a mad frenzy to find gifts before Sunday? We are with you – it can truly take the fun out of shopping for others (or shopping at all) – to enter the fray. But our friends in the public sector want to be sure you know that purchasing fake products […]

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December 20, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

’Tis the Season for Fire Safety – Tips from RBFRS

The sad and often forgotten downside to the Christmas season is the risk of fire. So, with thanks to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, here are a few tips on how to stay safe this year. RBFRS created the following tips after attending to a house fire in Cippenham this weekend caused by […]

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December 20, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

3D Printing Technology to Give Little Girl New Ear

A little girl from Lanarkshire will receive a new ear after a landmark surgery that will take place at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh before Christmas. Nine-year-old Anya Storie was born with a condition, called microtia, that causes the outer part of her right ear to not fully develop and causes some hearing […]

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December 18, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

Inspirational RAF Aircraft Engineer Defies Odds to Fly Solo

We have been overwhelmed with suggestions of stories to report on from friends of Heart Cart this month and wanted to continue sharing some our favourites. Last month, RAF aircraft engineer Sergeant Alan Robinson amazingly soloed on a Spitfire with Boultbee Flight Academy at Goodwood. He was one of two candidates chosen as part of […]

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December 18, 2016 / by Shannon Edwards">Shannon Edwards / No Comments

A Million Reasons to Love the NHS from #NHSMillion

As we have begun our Heart Cart journey into celebrating and rewarding the public sector, our team has been asking friends and family to tell us their stories and those they have heard about. As such we’ve come across the brilliant NHS Million campaign – a group of wonderful communicators who wanted to hear more […]

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