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LATEST EMS NEWS

LATEST EMS NEWS

MET MEDICAL EXPANDS WITH NEW AMBULANCES AND HIRES FOLLOWING SANTANDER FUNDING

MET Medical Ltd, a St Albans based private ambulance service, has purchased six additional emergency response vehicles and hired 20 new staff following £300,000 funding from Santander Business Banking. MET Medical was established in 2014 by Dave Hawkins as a private ambulance service to carry out urgent, routine and emergency ambulance transfers from hospitals, care…

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Recruitment starts for three NHS trust non-executive directors

Applications are open for three new exciting job opportunities to join the Board of a local mental health and learning disability NHS trust. Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is looking for three outstanding non-executive directors to help shape its services for the future. The successful candidates will have a genuine commitment to improving patient…

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Cartwright Group announces expansion plans in North Lincolnshire

Cartwright Group announces expansion plans in North Lincolnshire One of the UK’s leading trailer, commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturers, the Cartwright Group, has announced the acquisition of a 26 acre site in North Lincolnshire to create a new flagship base for Cartwright Conversions Ltd. Led by Group MD Mark Cartwright, Cartwright Group currently build…

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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…

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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…

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BHIVA calls for accelerated efforts to prevent and cure hepatitis C infection

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) calls for accelerated efforts to prevent and cure hepatitis C infection in all those living with HIV The British HIV Association (BHIVA) is calling for accelerated efforts to cure hepatitis C virus in all those living with HIV. New treatments for hepatitis C, direct acting agents (DAAs,) have transformed the…

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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…

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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…

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3rd Innovation For Crisis Management event in Poland

The 3rd and 4th September saw the latest I4CM conference and workshop arrive at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw and standardisation was one of the main protagonists, along with interoperability and interagency cooperation. This event attracted participants from across Europe who came together to debate these key issues facing Crisis Management professionals. The I4CM…

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Rise in people detained under Mental Health Act “extremely concerning”

Commenting on government figures which show an increase in the number of people detained under the Mental Health Act, former Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb said: “The rise in people who are detained under the Mental Health Act is extremely concerning. “It seems clear that to prevent further increases the Government need to make…

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Italian tourist returns to ‘la dolce vita’ following Stansted staff and paramedics’ swift response

An Italian tourist who collapsed unconscious and stopped breathing at Stansted Airport is due to live his ‘dolce vita’ back at home thanks to first aiders and ambulance crews. Antonio Perrelli went into cardiac arrest whilst using the airport’s Track Transit System on 20th August, but has made a remarkable recovery, and met his lifesavers from…

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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…

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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…

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Release CQC rate SWASFT’s care as Outstanding

England’s independent regulator of health care services the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has rated South Western Ambulance Service (NHS) Foundation Trust (SWASFT) as ‘Good’ in their latest inspection and ‘Outstanding’ for being ‘Caring’. The Trust was pleased to welcome a team of CQC inspectors into the Trust sites across the region during their inspection of…

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Don’t let private patients jump the queue, says UNISON

NHS hospitals must stop letting private patients jump to the front of the queue for treatment in world-class facilities at bargain-basement prices, says a new report from health workers’ union UNISON released today (Wednesday). The research suggests that stretched NHS trusts are delivering preferential care to people willing and able to pay for healthcare –…

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The NHS needs a Labour government, says UNISON

The NHS needs a Labour government, says UNISON Commenting on shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth’s speech to the Labour Party conference in Liverpool today (Wednesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Under a Labour government the NHS and the dedicated people that work for it would at long last receive the proper investment and respect they deserve.…

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Acas launches new advice on job references

Workplace experts, Acas, have published new guidance to help employers and employees know the rules around employment references. A recent survey found that nearly half of employers want job applicants who have relevant work experience. Acas Senior Adviser, Tom Neil, said: “The job market can be very competitive so it is vitally important for job applicants and employers…

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