VODAFONE CONNECTS SOUTH CENTRAL AMBULANCE SERVICE FIRST RESPONDERS TO BOOST PATIENT RESPONSE

Vodafone UK announced today that it is to provide South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) with mobile devices and a bespoke app to improve efficiency and response times for its 1,200 Community First Responders (CFRs) and Co Responders (Police, Fire & Military) in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. CFRs and Co Responders are volunteers trained to…

North East Ambulance: £6.5m investment for 100 more staff in North East Ambulance Service

More than £6.5 million will be invested in the North East Ambulance Service over the next four years to recruit 100 more staff to meet new national response time standards and improve services to patients. An additional £9 million worth of efficiencies and productivity savings have also been agreed with support from the regional health…

Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk did not differ between old and new antiepileptic drugs. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk of stroke was particularly…

Bed Blocking’ Campaign Culminates in Art Exhibition

London, 11 October 2018, an exhibition has opened in Islington following an eight-week, artist-led campaign to call time on delayed discharges in the NHS.  The pop-up curation will welcome visitors at Candid Arts in Islington for just two days, between 11-12 October. On the launch night, there’s a specially selected guestlist of NHS practitioners and commissioners, journalists…