AMGH Responds to AMR Request for Hurricane Michael EMS Deployment

Deployment AMGH companies are sending caregivers and rotor wing air assets to assist under AMR’s contract with FEMA (Lewisville, TX) – As an air medical network provider under American Medical Response’s (AMR) contract with FEMA, Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) is responding to the request to provide assistance in the recovery after devastating Hurricane Michael.…

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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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AMR Activates National Command Center and Deploys Emergency Response Teams for Catastrophic Hurricane Michael

AMR and network providers are deploying crews and medical transportation ground assets to assist affected communities (Dallas, TX) — American Medical Response (AMR) activated the National Command Center (NATCOM) in Dallas, deployed nearly one thousand paramedics and EMTs along with 350 ambulances and 125 paratransit vehicles, in response to the federal government’s request for EMS…

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Local Bicycle Shop Owner Donates Parts to Repair Vandalized First Response Vehicle

Local Bicycle Shop Owner Donates Parts to Repair Vandalized First Response Vehicle   Jerusalem, October 9th, 2018 – Kiryat Malachi resident and bicycle store owner Rafi Ovadia donated parts that were vandalized from a first response emergency electric bicycle that belonged to EMT Shmuel Galinsky. Galinsky’s electric bicycle, which he uses to respond to medical emergencies…

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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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World Conference on Lung Cancer Monday Press Conference: Clinical Research Results and Gender Differences in Lung Cancer Survival

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At today’s press conference at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC’s) 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), conference co-president Dr. Andrea Bezjak, M.D., FRCPC, MSc, professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto…

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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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Recognising the benefits of specialist yoga for UK refugees on World Mental Health Day

Subject: Press release: Recognising the benefits of specialist yoga for UK refugees on World Mental Health Day With World Mental Health day on 10 October fast approaching, I’d like to draw your attention to new and compelling evidence showing how beneficial yoga is in the treatment of a range of mental health issues for UK refugees and…

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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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UK Mental Health Stigma Challenged by Powerful Short Film of 9-metre ‘Head Above Water’ Interactive Sculpture Inbox x ben x

Launching on World Mental Health Day, British Designer, Steuart Padwick is standing by to outline and explain this poignant, evocative short film https://vimeo.com/290775070 Steuart would detail how this important video piece helps us all on the 10th Oct and what ‘Head Above Water’ means for all of us in the UK (the video link is very much yours…

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15-Year-Old Holon Resident Saves Neighbor’s Baby

Jerusalem, October 2nd, 2018 – The fifteen-year-old son of a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT saved the life of an eight-month-old baby on Monday evening in Holon. The baby had swallowed a foreign object which got stuck in its throat and was causing an obstruction in its airway. It was having severe difficulty breathing. The worried parents…

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Pupils take lessons in lifesaving as part of Restart a Heart Day

Secondary school students in Suffolk will be learning first aid skills that could save a life as part of World Restart a Heart day later this month. Eight Suffolk schools will join more than 30 other schools across the region for this year’s event on Tuesday 16th October, where students learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), practising with resuscitation dolls, during…

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Psychotropic polypharmacy is common in Alzheimer’s disease

Up to half of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) use a psychotropic drug, and one in five uses two or more psychotropics concomitantly, according to a study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. Psychotropic drug use was more common among persons with Alzheimer’s disease already five years before the diagnosis, and the difference to…

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News: Getac launches latest rugged tablet for emergency services

Telford, UK, 19th September, 2018: Getac has today announced the launch of the new K120 fully rugged tablet, designed to meet the challenges faced by public safety personnel around the world.  The K120 builds on Getac’s legacy of creating powerful, rugged devices that have helped paramedics, police officers and fire fighters successfully carry out their public safety duties…

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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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CLEVELAND CLINIC-LED TRIAL SHOWS UNPRECEDENTED SLOWING IN PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Sunday, September 2, 2018: A promising drug slowed brain shrinkage in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) by nearly half, according to new research led by Cleveland Clinic. Very limited therapies are currently available for this disabling form of the disease. The definitive results of the phase 2 trial – published in the New England Journal of Medicine…

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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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