News and Notices

News and Notices

We are a Disability Confident employer

Disability Confident Employer 29062018 400x400ECG are delighted to announce they are a Disability Confident employer. Our commitment to the scheme will help us to successfully recruit and retain talented disabled people and those with health conditions. The aim of this commitment is to encourage positive action and encourage disabled people to apply for our jobs and provide an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage. ECG will take necessary steps to help to encourage certain groups of people with different needs, or who are disadvantaged in some way, to access work or training in conjunction with the Equality Act.

We are delighted with the new products and services we are able to offer you. Keep up to date with our latest news on our website, blog or simply give us a call in the office 0845 423 8993.

Posted 21st May 2018

New Infant Vaccination Course

Coffee-morning-flyer-small 250x250 110518We have launched our new Infant Vaccination course for those pharmacists who are now feeling ready to vaccinate infants as part of their service. This specialised course will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to vaccinate an infant into their anterolateral thigh.
We are offering both open courses or you can book us to deliver this to your team as part of your vaccine training, or as a standalone session.

We are delighted with the new products and services we are able to offer you. Keep up to date with our latest news on our website, blog or simply give us a call in the office 0845 423 8993.

Posted 21st May 2018

Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

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We are also offering a free introduction to Basic Life Support training, including how to use an AED as we are lucky to have one in the village!

For further information please click here

– We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted 11th May 2018

ECG partners with Cambrian Alliance

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We are delighted to announce we have officially partnered with Cambrian Alliance with our goal in mind to assist and help over 1,300 pharmacists with their 2018 Vaccination needs!

The Cambrian Alliance Group is made up of more than 1,300 independent pharmacy members from across the UK – making it one of the country’s largest pharmacy buying groups. Serving independent pharmacies for more than 15 years, the group includes Cambrian Alliance and Camrx members.

Jane, our CEO had this to say “we are really looking forward to working with the team at Cambrian Alliance, it’s been a great start already”.

It is very exciting times here at ECG and look forward to sharing this journey with you and all of our partners. For more information on this new merger, please speak with your Cambrian Alliance representative or contact us at ECG training – 0845 423 8993.

Posted 22nd January 2018

ECG are delighted to be supporting International work again

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She is currently working with the Memusi Foundation.

ECG have equipped her with the knowledge, skills and equipment to teach some basic first aid skills to the teachers and children.

The Memusi Foundation believes passionately in education and the right that every person has to a free education. It is through quality and free education that every child has the opportunity to escape poverty in their own lifetime, providing a path of hope.

Posted 25th July 2017

ECG partners with Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

ECG MK HospitalMedical training company ECG has adopted Milton Keynes Hospital Charity as their charity of the year.

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity raises funds for patients, their families and the staff who treat them at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

ECG, who have their headquarters based in Cosgrove, provide face-to-face medical training and multiplatform online training.

The partnership was officially launched this week and staff are excited about the year ahead.

Chief Executive Jane Lambert said: “ECG is so pleased to have adopted Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, raising funds for what we consider such a worthwhile, local cause. We’ve chosen to support cancer services at the hospital, something that is close to the hearts of many people in and around Milton Keynes.”

Head of Fundraising Vanessa Holmes is delighted with the new partnership. She said: “We are thrilled to be working with a company such as ECG! This partnership is giving the charity a real boost and will help make a tangible difference to patients and families affected by cancer.”

If individuals or companies would like to support Milton Keynes Hospital Charity please contact Head of Fundraising Vanessa Holmes, on 01908 996220 or email

Posted 22nd January 2018

We got our RCGP accreditation for our Level 2 BLS training

Whether you are looking for face to face or a blended learning approach, you can be reassured that our training is of the highest quality. Our clinical trainers adapt their training to ensure you get a bespoke course, with plenty of support. We also look at your emergency equipment to ensure it is in working order and that all staff know how to use it, within their defined roles.

You may also want to attend one of our Nationwide Open Course to find out more details.

Posted 23rd January 2018

Strep A Test & Treat Training Update

Jane, our CEO, gave some thought about what we could offer our Pharmaceutical customers for ‘added value’ this year as part of their vaccination training.

The answer, we will now be offering Strep A test & Treat Training for no extra cost to those attending our full Vaccination Courses. If you are interested we can also offer this as part of your bespoke onsite courses as well. Our clinical trainers will demonstrate how to swab a throat and then use the testing kit!

For more information of this service you could offer your customers, please click here.

Posted 22nd January 2018

A new suite of E-Learning courses!

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ECG is very pleased to announce a range of new online courses with our new partners at Nimble E-learning
Today is a big day for ECG, not only have we been busy planning 2018 ahead but we are launching not, 1, not 2 but 5 new courses today! We are updating and adding: Anaphylaxis, Equality and Diversity, Fire Safety Essentials, H&S Safety Essentials and Managing, Reducing Stress as well as an updated Chaperoning online course.

All of our courses have been re-designed from the ground up by our in-house Clinical Support team and external coordinators. Being online means 24/7 course access, ideal for tablets, smartphones and laptops or even on the go. Our new online courses include an array of support materials including the use of pictures and interactive activities, online assessments and certificates of successful course completion.

Please visit our Online Shop Page for more information.

It is exciting times here at ECG and we are delighted with the new products and services we are able to offer you. Keep up to date with our latest news on our website, blog or simply give us a call in the office 0845 423 8993.

Posted 17th January 2018

MK Hospital Charity – The Big Quizmas Party

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Last week our team all enjoyed a great night out at Whittlebury Golf Club to support the MK Hospital Charity and raise even more funds for their fabulous work.

As the sponsor we even had the wine labelled after us!

Well done to Vanessa, Michaela and Hayley – the Charity A team!

Posted 20th November 2017

Vaccination (Practical skills for flu and travel vaccines) New Date Announced!

Good news! You have spoken! We have listened!

As many are aware, the flu season training is quickly coming to a close. However, we are still inundated with requests for more training . At ECG we pride ourselves on putting our customers’ needs first so it is with great pleasure to announce a new date for our flu vaccination training. Please be aware places are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

For further details and to book yourself a place, please see our: Vaccination (Practical skills for flu and travel vaccines) course page.

Posted 13th November 2017

UK Heart Safe Awards 2017

ECG were finalists at the much anticipated 6th annual UK Heart Safe Awards last Friday. For further information please check out our newest Blog.
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ECG were shortlisted for:
1. Educational establishment of the year
2. SME business of the year
3. Professional services organisation of the year

Sadly, we were pipped to the post on the night by some very worthy winners, but this didn’t detract from the honour of supporting the wonderful work carried out by the charity and being recognised for the work we deliver at such a prestigious event.

We thank everyone involved for a lovely evening.

For more information about this year’s winners, please keep checking the official Heart Safe Awards website.

Posted 7th November 2017

A new Chaperoning (online) Course

ECG is very pleased to announce a new online Chaperoning course with our new partners at Nimble E-learning.

This course has been re-designed from the ground up by our in-house Clinical Support team to work as a great alternative to face to face training, or as a refresher. Being online means 24/7 course access, ideal for tablets, smartphones and laptops. Similar to our previous Chaperoning course it is for non-clinical staff such as GP receptionists and care staff who may be asked to act as a chaperone and need some formal training. The new online course will include an array of support materials including the use of pictures and interactive activities, an online assessment and certificate of successful course completion.

This Chaperoning course is designed to give you the fundamental building blocks of the needs of a Chaperone. It should be used in conjunction with your Chaperone Policy that is in operation at your Practice. Please note, it does not cover how specific procedures or examinations should be carried out, this should be discussed with a Clinician who is familiar with your local policies and procedures.

It is exciting times here at ECG and we are delighted with the new products and services we are able to offer you. Keep up to date with our latest news on our website, blog or simply give us a call in the office 0845 423 8993.

Posted 23rd October 2017

ECG launches its new resuscitation equipment range


After 15 years of providing healthcare training, we are now launching our new range of resuscitation equipment, available from our online shop.

This will allow our customers to purchase resuscitation equipment they may need within a primary care setting. We regularly get asked about where to purchase a pocket mask or other equipment from and many find it difficult buying single items, so we want to break down those barriers.

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The new range of resuscitation equipment includes:
Spare AED Pads
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Manual resuscitators/Bag Valve Masks
Pocket face masks

Posted 6th October 2017

New Basic Life Support Course (Coming Soon!)

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We will soon be launching a blended, online and face to face Basic Life Support course, aligned to Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) Level 2. This course is designed for organisations where healthcare professionals have a duty to respond.

In line with guidance from the Resuscitation Council (UK), this training includes an online theory section which is first completed at the individual’s own convenience, and then one of our clinical trainers will come onsite to complete the practical skill assessment. This means the healthcare professionals are only away from their normal duties for a short period to undertake a practical assessment, dramatically reducing the cost and time pressure of providing this mandatory training.

Please keep an eye on our website, blog and social media for further announcements.

Posted 3rd October 2017

15 years at ECG!

15 things you didn’t know about ECG:
1. It all started in a bedroom and we now have a large office HQ in Cosgrove, Milton Keynes.
2. The first employed member of staff still works in the team.
3. We trained 27,500 people in 2016.
4. Echo 021017 400x600 Echo our company mascot has travelled with us to Austria / Ghana.
5. The office has a resident cat called Jeeves.
6. We have been nominated as finalists in regional and national awards for 4 years running.
7. Last year we gave out 800 syringe pens at The Pharmacy Show in Birmingham.
8. We are a very talented team. Among us we have a singer, a marathon runner and a saxophonist. Sepsis Trust logo 0117
9. We are proud to sponsor a chosen charity each year, last year it was beating bowel cancer, this year its Sepsis Trust.
10. We are proud to support the environment; we have achieved ISO standards for our efforts.
11. We are proud to support international community clinics.
12. We support local community projects like ‘start a heart’ and ‘saving lives in MK’ campaigns, MK50 and food banks at Christmas, and supported the Midnight Moo on behalf of Willen Hospice in July. old-brewery-canal-01
13. We are proud sponsors of the student awards at Milton Keynes College.
14. Our feedback tells us, we deliver a first class training experience which are we will carry forward for the next 15 years.
15. Our view from the office is the Grand Union Canal.

Posted 2nd October 2017

Saving Lives in MK Campaign Update

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We held another free CPR & defibrillation training session on 24th July 2017 here at our offices.

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The winners from our ‘Savings Lives in MK’ Campaign, Eco Design Consultants (and their families) seemed to enjoy the training and left feeling much more confident with how to save a life.

Thanks to our lovely trainer Caroline for delivering the training.

There’s still time to win a FREE training session – just click here to find out more details.

Posted 25th July 2017

Supporting MK Midnight Moo – raising money for Willen Hospice

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On Saturday 15th July, team ECG were at the Intu Milton Keynes supporting Willen Hospice for their largest annual event.

With the walkers being entertained by MKFM between 10pm and midnight before setting off, we took along our family of manikins so people could practise their CPR skills and learn how to use a defibrillator. It was well received, with the MKFM and the Police even giving it a go, as well as the Midnight Moo mascot ‘Florence the cow!’

Amazing to hear that all the walkers raised over £100K at this event so a huge well done to everyone! See you next year……

Posted 19th July 2017

Finalists for the Heart Safe Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted under 3 categories as Finalists for the Heart Safe Awards 2017.

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These categories include:

• Educational Establishment of the Year
• SME Business of the Year
• Professional Services of the Year

We will find out on the night on 3rd November if we have won any of the categories – please wish us luck!

For more information about last year’s winners, just click here.

Posted 19th July 2017

Milton Keynes College Student of the Year Awards – 25th May 2017

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For the second year running, ECG has sponsored the ‘Community and Employment Programmes’ Award’.

This year our CEO, Jane Lambert, attended their annual ceremony to present the award to the worthy winner, Christina, who has impressed the staff at MK College with her level of drive and commitment to learning.

Jane really enjoyed meeting and hearing more from Christina and wishes her the very best for the future.

Posted 8th June 2017

Mental Health Awareness – Ruby Wax

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With huge thanks to Grant Thornton, Victoria (our Business Manager) and Jane (our CEO) enjoyed an entertaining and moving night last week hosted by Ruby Wax.

Focusing on Mental Health awareness, Ruby talked of her own journey, as well as interviewing panel members including two Olympians (Jack Green and Hannah Macleod) and the CEO of MIND Charity.

It was inspiring to hear their stories and to understand the work that is going on nationally, with both the general public but also with raising awareness amongst healthcare professionals.

Please call us to find out more about our half day Mental Health Awareness course for GP surgeries

Posted 19th May 2017

Saving Lives in MK – First winners

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Our first winners came for their free CPR & AED training on 16th May and really enjoyed learning their new skills. Some of the things they said:

“really useful training course, hope I never have to use the skills!”
“really useful and excellent training, something everyone should do”
“excellent informative course – would certainly be confident using CPR technique and defib – although hopefully will never need to”

The club are now considering purchasing a defibrillator for their runs. 

You can still enter for free training in Milton Keynes – just click here to find out more details.

Posted 17th May 2017

Now providing private flu PGDs

Private flu PGDs

Following popular request, we are pleased to announce that in addition to our face to face and online vaccine training we offer, we can now include private flu PGDs for either groups or independent Pharmacists.

Our training already covers your requirements to provide flu vaccinations via the NHS commissioned services, but the private flu PGD gives you added flexibility within your Pharmacy. Please ask for details when you enquire about training.

We can deliver on site to you, or you could attend one of our open courses run nationwide – click here to find out more details about these courses and book online.

Posted 9th May 2017

Important statement on CPR

The RCN has urged regulatory bodies to consider the circumstances in which CPR should be applied. In a joint statement with the British Medical Association (BMA) and Resuscitation Council, the College was reacting to findings of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC’s) Conduct and Competence Committee (January 2017). For more information, please click here.

Posted 9th May 2017

Business and Industry Today – Training provider of the month

‘ECG has been deservedly selected as our highly regarded Training Provider of the Month; we are pleased to announce here at Business and Industry Today. We are subsequently delighted to present our readers with a dedicated company profile highlighting ECG’s most significant activities and forthcoming movements.’

To read more, please click here. We feature in Issue 313 on page 16.

Posted 9th May 2017

Saving Lives in MK Campaign – click to view poster

As a medical training company we spend most of our time delivering resuscitation or clinical skills training to healthcare professionals, whether it be nurses, doctors, pharmacists, dentists or their teams. We love the fact that we can influence better patient care and our dynamic nurse and paramedic trainers share plenty of their own clinical experiences.

Our CEO is a nurse and she has always been passionate about CPR training. From a young age she witnessed a family member in cardiac arrest and has always felt she wanted to strive to improve the chance of survival through good resuscitation attempts. To do this she recognises that it is also the ‘bystanders’ who perhaps first witness someone collapsing that need to know what to do.

Many people just ‘don’t get round to’ attending some first aid training, and plenty of people do not have the confidence to start CPR. We want to help train more people in Milton Keynes so ultimately more local people can get involved if they find someone collapsed.

There are so many more public access defibrillators around in villages, communities centres and shopping centres now that the more people who have the confidence to pick one up and use it in an emergency, the better the chance of survival for the victim.

As a company, we want to put something back into our local community and the year where we are celebrating Milton Keynes being 50 seems the ideal time to do it!

Therefore, we have launched our ‘Saving Lives in MK’ campaign – where we will be offering two free CPR sessions every month to non-healthcare organisations, schools, businesses or friend groups to you if you are based in Milton Keynes. Our trainers will either come out to your suitable venue in Milton Keynes or we can invite you to our training venue in Cosgrove. We will cover CPR and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

You will also see us at some key MK50 events this year, teaching these skills to the community.

Contact us if you’re interested in being involved and learning essential life skills!

Posted 25th April 2017

New staff joining ECG


We are pleased to welcome some new members to the ECG team.

Victoria Garratt, a Podiatrist by background, has worked within the public, private and charitable sectors in delivering care and managing standards. She has worked with NHS England to implement a new national service and also within Primary Care in in developing their educational strategy and policy in line with national statutory and regulatory standards.

Victoria joins ECG as Business Manager to further support the ECG team and business development.

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Nitin Makadia registered as a Pharmacist in 1991 and building on the experience of 15 years in community pharmacy management, is now an established Service Development Pharmacist with cross-functional
experience across governance, operational, commercial and commissioning aspects of Pharmacy Services.

Nitin will work with us as part of our Clinical Governance team to ensure our training Sam portrait 400x556 is designed and delivered to a high standard for both existing and new courses. As a Freelance Pharmacist Consultant, he is also helping us with looking at some aspects of travel health to add to our service.

Sam Gibbs is a former nurse who now specializes in Quality Standards in the Health sector. She works for Brooklyn Management and will support the team in maintaining the ISO 9001 & 14001 certification.

Posted 31st March 2017

New open course dates for 2017

Our open courses for this year are all now available to book online. We offer a range of open courses including:

• Practical Vaccine training for Pharmacists
• BLS, Anaphylaxis and AED
• BLS and AED Instructor
• BLS and AED Instructor Update
• 12 Lead ECG Recording and Interpretation
• Venepuncture (Phlebotomy)
• Fire Safety Awareness
• Fire Marshal

Click here to see our full list of open courses, all will be held at our ECG offices at Cosgrove, near Milton Keynes. Alternatively, you can go straight to our shop by clicking here to find out more details about these courses and book online.

Posted 29th March 2017

ECG provide kit for AED Community Training Events

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At ECG, we work closely with our trainers to support good causes.

Recently, we provided kit to enable an AED familiarisation session to be run at the Village Hall in Hail Weston, Cambridgeshire. 18 local residents attended, which was a good turnout for quite a small village. Only one attendee had ever done any type of BLS training before, so there were LOTS of questions! They were all keen to learn and know how to make use of the community access AED that they themselves had fundraised for.

Following the session, they are now talking about fundraising for a second AED for the village, so that everyone in the village is never more than 5 mins away from one. We have also agreed to support a 1 hour AED refresher session for some of the staff at an infant school, where another public access AED has been placed in the community by local fundraising.

It is great to see our trainers helping in their local community and we are always happy to help them.

Posted 29th March 2017

Successful Sepsis Coffee Morning

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We are delighted to announce that our first fundraising event for The UK Sepsis Trust was a great success.

We would like to say a huge thanks to all the local people who supported this event and raised £304.12. We were pleased to see so many people attend and touched to hear how much sepsis has affected so many people locally. Watch this space for more events to come….

For more information on sepsis, do visit The UK Sepsis Trust website by clicking here.

Posted 10th March 2017

ECG support Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to reduce screening age to 50

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ECG attended a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons on 25 January to support Beating Bowel Cancer.

The reception was to launch their campaign to reduce the screening age from 60 to 50, in an attempt to save many more lives.

If like us, you would like to support this campaign, please signing the petition by clicking here.

Pictured here with Jane and Sadie from ECG, is David Mowat MP.

Posted 10th March 2017

MK Business Achievement Awards Finalists

We are proud and excited to announce that we are finalists in the MK Business Achievement Awards for the Professional Practice Category!

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The judges had a long day deciding who would be this year’s finalists, as the quality of the second round entries was extremely high. After much debate and discussion, we were selected and have made it through to the final.

Congratulations to all the other finalists – we’ll see you at the ceremony on Thursday 9th March 2017, which will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK.

To find out more about the finalists, take a look at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards website here.

Posted 22nd February 2017

The Great Big UK Sepsis Trust Coffee Morning 2017 – Friday 3rd March


Every year in the UK there are 150,000 cases of Sepsis, resulting in a staggering 44,000 deaths.

The UK Sepsis Trust are a charity committed to increasing public awareness and supporting those affected by Sepsis. Every penny donated is valuable in helping them achieve their goals and this year we are helping them to do this with a series of events to raise money and awareness of the Trust and Sepsis.

On Friday 3rd March at 11am, we are holding a coffee morning in our offices in Cosgrove and would like to invite you to join us.

We will also be offering a free introduction to Basic Life Support training, including how to use a defibrillator (AED) as we have one in the village.

Please come along, eat cake, drink coffee and learn vital life saving skills – all for a good cause!

Click here for more information.

Everyone welcome!

Posted 6th February 2017

Client feedback

We’re always delighted to receive feedback from our clients. Here’s one we’ve just received from Boots UK.

ECG are a fantastic organisation to work with and are always accommodating to our business needs.
The management team attend to our requests without hesitation and are able to respond to any queries we may have within our agreed timescales. The quality of the training that is delivered by the ECG trainers is excellent! They are clear, accurate and very approachable, ensuring that the highest standards of training are delivered.

Quotes from our pharmacists who receive training:

“Excellent manner and very understandable.”
“Put serious information across in a very pleasant and light-hearted manner.”
“Knowledgeable instructor with plenty of real life examples helping to put things into context.”
“Excellent, engaging session. Good refresher.”
“Very good/useful and up to date knowledge provided.”

Meera Joshi, Professional Development Designer, Professional Development Team, Boots UK

Please click here to see some of our other testimonials.

Posted 25th January 2017

Charity update

As we continue to fundraise and support good causes, here’s a summary of some of the things we got up to last year, as well as some news on plans for 2017.

In 2016, we supported Beating Bowel Cancer and raised over £1000. ECG raised £300 by donating a percentage of our profits from a training day in October and almost £700 by taking part in the Smartie Challenge. Jane, our MD is going to further support their cause by attending a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons on 25 January!

We work closely with our trainers when supporting charity. ECG part funded one of our paramedic trainers in his charity trip to Ghana. Amazing work! We shared his story on Twitter, so if you’re not already following us, sign up @ECG_MK to follow our news.

In addition, ECG trainers provided FREE training for school children in support of Restartaheart Day in October, which saw organisations across the UK train a total of 150,000 children!


Finally, we are delighted to announce our charity of 2017 is The UK Sepsis Trust. We are currently planning events to raise money and awareness of the Trust and Sepsis. Plus, we’ll be launching a new Sepsis Awareness session this year, so watch this space!

For more information see here.

Posted 19th January 2017

New Marketing Coordinator


We would like to introduce Donna, our new Marketing Coordinator, who now joins our team on a permanent basis.

Donna joined last March to work with all team members in supporting the needs of the business.

She will now focus on ECG branding and marketing activities, to ensure consistency, accuracy and to further maintain our quality standards.

Posted 18th January 2017

Christmas Opening Hours

Season’s Greetings from ECG, wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

We will be closing the office at 1pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016 and will open again at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer technical support for our online courses during this period. Any queries over the Christmas break will be addressed once we are back in the office.

We look forward to helping you meet your training needs in 2017.

Posted 13th December 2016

Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2017


We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Professional Practice category. The judges explained that they ‘had a tough job to select this year’s shortlist, as the quality of entries have again been extremely high’, but we were one of the entries to shine through!

The ceremony on Thursday 9th March 2017 will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK and will celebrate businesses of all sizes and sectors; from sole traders and start-ups to large corporations and regional organisations.

You can take a look at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards website here

Posted 14th December 2016

International Standards Organisation (ISO) update

ECG is delighted to announce that our most recent surveillance audit has shown that we continue to demonstrate all the requirements to meet both our Quality Standard and the Environmental Standard.

We believe it is important to maintain a cycle of continuous improvement which is externally reviewed, so our clients can have confidence that ECG’s products and processes remain compliant with ISO standards.

Posted 13th December 2016

Article about flexible working

The link below will open an article called ‘Five cool examples of harmonious work-life balance in action’
By Melissa Jones published on the breathHR website. Jane Lambert has contributed to the article and ECG is referenced as one of the cool examples!

Please click here to read the article

Posted 23rd November 2016

ECG has a stand at the Pharmacy Show this weekend

The Pharmacy Show is running on the Sunday 25th and Monday 26th September at the NEC in Birmingham.

The Pharmacy Show is the largest, national conference and exhibition for community pharmacy professionals and their industry.

We will also be offering sign off to pharmacists for practical vaccine skills. Places are limited so please contact us early to book.
Please click here for more information.

Posted 23rd September 2016

Additional Open Course Dates for Vaccine training

In response to increased demand, we are offering additional open course dates for Vaccine skills training.

The standard course runs for 3.5 hours and includes: IM, Subcutaneous injection technique, Adult BLS and Anaphylaxis recognition and management. There is also free access to the online theory. This course is £100 + VAT

There is an enhanced training option which includes all elements from the standard course plus Paediatric BLS, Reconstitution and nasal administration. The cost of this course is £135 + VAT

All courses start at 10am, the dates are:

Sunday 9th October 2016 Milton Keynes
Friday 14th October 2016 Milton Keynes
Sunday 16th October 2016 Milton Keynes
Sunday 23rd October 2016 Newcastle
Sunday 16th October 2016 Glasgow
Sunday 30th October 2016 Glasgow

To book, please call the office on 0845 423 8993 or email the office team

Posted 20th September 2016

Jane Lambert: Short listed for the Women Leaders Awards 2016.

Jane ECG’s founder and director has been short listed for this year’s Women Leaders Awards in the category of Public Service.

Jane attended the judging day on 1st September and is looking forward to the ceremony at Stadium MK on 21st October.

She said, “I’m very excited to be nominated for this award. The whole of the office team will be with me at the ceremony, which I’m sure will be a great night.”

Everyone at ECG wishes Jane the best of luck!

Posted 12th September 2016

ECG are proud to be supporting the Beating Bowel Cancer charity for 2016

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ECG have already raised £692.90 for Beating Bowel Cancel through the Smartie box challenge, (£346.45 through donations which were then doubled by ECG). We have decided to continue our support of this charity for the rest of the year.

Leanne Sinclair Community Fundraiser with Beating Bowel Cancer said, “Beating Bowel Cancer are thrilled to be ECG’s charity of the year. Bowel Cancer affects 1 in 16 people and is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. We want a world where bowel cancer is beaten and thanks to ECG’s support, we will be one step closer to achieving this.”

You can take a look at the Beating Bowel Cancer website here

Posted 6th July 2016

World Blood Donor Day 14 June 2016

To meet the demand of hospitals and patients in the UK, over 6,000 people need to give blood every day!
Blood donations are an essential part of our healthcare system. Doctors and surgeons rely on blood donations to carry out life-saving and life-enhancing treatments every day, and if we did not have volunteers giving blood, many medical procedures we take for granted could not take place.

In England, around 8,000 blood transfusions are carried out every day, and although most people between the ages of 17 and 66 can donate blood, only about 4% of the population donate regularly.

Blood can only be safely stored for a relatively short time, therefore hospital blood stocks need to be continuously refreshed. Red blood cells can only be stored for 35 days and platelets (the part of the blood that helps prevent excessive bleeding) can only be stored for seven days.

World blood donor day focuses on thanking blood donors. It aims to highlight stories of people whose lives have been saved through blood donation to motivate regular blood donors to continue to give blood, and encourage people in good health, who have never given blood, to begin doing so, particularly young people.

Giving blood can save a life. You can see some amazing case studies here:
If you are interested in giving blood visit:

Posted 14th June 2016

ECG Attending this year’s Pharmacy Show

The Pharmacy Show is held at the NEC in Birmingham and is running on the 25th and 26th September.

The Pharmacy Show is the largest, national conference and exhibition for community pharmacy professionals and their industry.

ECG has a stand and will also be offering sign off to pharmacists for practical vaccine skills. Places are limited so please contact us early to book.
Please click here for more information.

Posted 13th June 2016

ECG introduces new Mental Health Awareness course

Mental Health is becoming an increasing focus for all healthcare professionals; with statistics now estimating that, by 2030, there will be approximately two million more adults in the UK with mental health problems than in 2013.

With one in four people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, patient suicides are becoming considerably more common. Worryingly, as numbers increase, mental health services provided by NHS trusts have fallen by 8.25 per cent, £600 million, from 2010-2015.

ECG’s new course, aiming to improve patient and staff social wellbeing, caters for all staff in the NHS working within a patient-centred environment.
The course content includes information on the definition of ‘mental health’; how to recognise signs of mental health issues; reduce stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace; identify employee responsibilities of wellbeing in the workplace, as well as giving attendees advice on guiding to support and professional help; reducing the risk of mental health issues; and increasing skills and knowledge to support mental health issues.

The enhanced course, aimed at employers and managers, also includes regulatory and legal requirements to support and protect employees, as well as discussing responsibilities and how to implement a wellbeing policy.

Posted 20th May 2016

Anniversary Milestone

The ECG team is very proud of Michelle our longest serving member of staff, who has just celebrated her 10th Anniversary working with ECG!

Posted 12th April 2016

ECG Open Evening

The ECG team would like to thank everyone who came along to our Open Evening on 21st January.

It was great to see new faces and have the opportunity to talk about what ECG can offer.

Photos from the evening will be posted here soon.

If anyone would like further information about our new training facilities or range of courses, please contact the office on 0845 423 8993.

Posted 22nd January 2016

ECG Food Bank Donation

ECG would like to thank all staff and trainers who contributed to the extensive donation we are able to provide MK Food Bank this Christmas.

The MK Food Bank provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time they need them the most. As the City continues to grow, the need for support from the Food Bank continues to increase, with the number of food parcels handed out increasing by 72% over the last two years.

ECG’s donation will help feed families and individuals in need this Christmas.

Posted 17th December 2015

The General Practice Awards

ECG is delighted to be a finalist for the second year running at the General Practice Awards for ‘Education Provider of the Year’ 2015.

Held at the Lancaster London on the 26th November, the General Practice Awards is designed to recognise, highlight, and reward the hard work and innovation that gets carried out every day in surgeries up and down the UK.

ECG have now been nominated and selected as finalists of the GP Awards for the last two years, for their contribution to education and training to health practices and professionals. The evening featured speaker Nigel Praities, Medical journalist and editor of Pulse magazine, entertainment and 21 awards covering all areas of the General Practice healthcare sector.

‘We are very honoured and proud to be a finalist of Education Provider of the Year for the second year running. The GP Awards was an enjoyable night and is a great way to celebrate, respect and admire healthcare achievements throughout the year.’ – Jane Lambert, ECG Founder and Director

Posted 8th December 2015

New ECG training room

ECG is delighted to announce the expansion of its new training facilities with the addition of a large training room, located above its current offices in Cosgrove.

Opening in January 2016, the training room will host a wide variety of medical training courses for healthcare professionals, corporate businesses and the public. The open courses on offer include first aid courses, mandatory training, clinical skills sessions and customer skills training.

Close to Milton Keynes and Northampton, the new training room is ideally located for all clients and course attendees, as well as offering plenty of free, accessible parking.
The training room will allow ECG to make the already extensive range of courses more accessible and available, along with continuing to provide external training services. The room will also be available to hire for training or meetings.

To showcase the new facilities and the great range of courses, ECG is hosting an open evening on Thursday, 21st January from 6-8pm. To register for this free event, use this link:

Posted 23rd November 2015

London to Paris Bike ride for ECG Trainer

ECG is proud to sponsor one of our Trainers on a fundraising bike ride from London to Paris.

Charlie joined ECG as a clinical trainer this year and is also a Paramedic with East of England Ambulance Service.

Next summer Charlie is taking part in a bike ride from London to Paris, this would be difficult enough but the real challenge is to complete it in under 24 hours! He is raising money for Scope (a charity supporting disabled people) and the target is £2,000.

Charlie and his team mate, Mike are training hard and aiming to raise as much as they can. Good Luck guys, we know you can do it! More details can be found on their fundraising page… here

Posted 11th November 2015

Online Children’s First Aid for Parents and Carers course

Coming soon! Take a look at the details here

Posted 6th October 2015

ECG are proud to support Community Heartbeat Trust


The Community HeartBeat Trust is a national charity focused on provision of life saving defibrillation services to local communities. We are delighted to be working in partnership with them to provide their training. You can take a look at their website here

Posted 12th May 2015

International Standards Organisation (ISO)

ECG has been accredited with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard for the last two years. This means that our business is both internally and externally assessed with the aim of achieving the highest quality in all our products and services and working to continually improve.

In addition to the Quality standard, in April 2015 ECG achieved the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard which demonstrates our commitment to operating in an environmentally sound way throughout all aspects of the business.

Posted 4th May 2015

Finalist for Education Provider of the Year 2014


We are proud to announce this achievement, and Jane Lambert accepted this certificate on behalf of the team at London’s Lancaster hotel on 20th November 2014

Posted 22nd November 2014