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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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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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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Novichok Costs Surpass £150 Million

The overall financial cost of the Salisbury nerve agent poisonings is now well over £150 million, according to research conducted by life sciences firm antibodies.com. Hospital and ambulance service costs for the two incidents involving Sergei & Yulia Skripal, Dawn Sturgess, Charlie Rowley and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey are just the tip of the iceberg at…

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