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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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