Leicester StreetDoctors team give emergency first aid training

A team of volunteer medical students from our University working as members of national volunteering organisation StreetDoctors visited Leicester Tigers last week to deliver a day of emergency first-aid training to members of the HITZ Rugby group.

StreetDoctors is a charity registered in the U.K, dedicated to changing the lives of high risk young people by providing them with the skills to deliver life-saving first aid.

Visiting the HITZ rugby team’s training session, the team offered basic emergency first-aid training, information on anatomy, and opened the students’ eyes to the dangers of knife violence.

Robert McKenzie, joint Leicester StreetDoctors team leader, said: "Leicester StreetDoctors have been working with the HITZ programme for several years now and we feel privileged that our sessions are part of such a great scheme. This is a good example of the fantastic work our volunteers are doing to deliver first aid and knife crime education with a variety of organisations across Leicestershire."

Charles Hurley, HITZ Tigers rugby development officer, said: “StreetDoctors understand the circumstances the students may come across and deliver a great qualification to help them understand the importance of knowing emergency first aid. The morning was engaging and the guys got a lot out of it. I think the message really hit home.

“We have worked with the StreetDoctors before and the project they run is great for our students, and it fits in really well with the Level 1 Sport and Active leisure qualification we deliver to them.”