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Home is where the hurt is

The home is thought to be one of the most common places for accidents to happen. In fact, around 2.7 million people in the UK visit hospital each year after having an accident at home, which is thought to cost the NHS around £45.63 billion a year.

In May 2020, almost three quarters (73 per cent) of people stated they had injured themselves in the home multiple times in the previous 12 months, suggesting that there’s a significant need to educate and inform people about first aid through pharmacies.

Although some injuries will require urgent medical attention, particularly if they are severe, many minor injuries such as cuts, grazes, burns, scalds, bites and stings can be quickly treated with some basic first aid knowledge and products, which may help the skin to heal more rapidly, reduce scarring and prevent infection.