Doctor gives ‘inspirational’ talk to Ketton First Responders

Ketton First Responders learn about the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme from Dr Leon Roberts.'Front, from left, Caroline Halford, Adele Waring, Chris Gould, Glenis Southern, David Lewin, Dick Bell, Dr Leon Roberts'Back, from left, Fiona Blackburn, Graham Layne, Delia Read, Jo Osborne
Ketton First Responders learn about the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme from Dr Leon Roberts.'Front, from left, Caroline Halford, Adele Waring, Chris Gould, Glenis Southern, David Lewin, Dick Bell, Dr Leon Roberts'Back, from left, Fiona Blackburn, Graham Layne, Delia Read, Jo Osborne
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AN EMERGENCY response doctor gave volunteer first aiders a talk on his work.

Major Leon Roberts, a doctor from the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, was at the monthly training session of the Ketton Community First Responders group last week.

The group of volunteers respond to emergencies in the area around Ketton, giving first aid until paramedics arrive.

Dr Roberts held a question and answer session with the group and discussed various scenarios and previous cases attended they had attended.

Group member Glenis Southern said: “It was really quite inspirational for us.

“When you volunteer to do something like this it is quite a big commitment and it can be quite scary because you never know what you are going to find.”