Exclusive: Trust considers drafting in military and using volunteer ambulance drivers

Trust holds ‘very early discussions’ about community first responders driving ambulances Senior paramedic says ‘desperate’ plans raise major patient and staff safety risks Trust also says it is considering use of ‘other emergency services and the military’ to plug staff shortages An embattled ambulance trust has floated the unprecedented move of asking volunteers to drive…

UK Ambulance trusts’ Safeguarding Guidance are a serious potential future hazard

16% of ambulance trusts (two out of 12) reported safeguarding incidents in last three years Three trusts unable to audit their guidance to central standards Three trusts rely on 3-yearly cycles for training in regards to safeguarding Five trusts rely on 3-yearly cycles for updating their guidance 4th October, London, UK – Panlogic, the UK’s leading digital engineering…