SCAS joins UK’S largest autonomous and connected vehicle project

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has taken part in a ground-breaking UK trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology in Milton Keynes. SCAS was initially one of two emergency services approached by the UK Autodrive project team. The suggestions, challenges and commitment from Mark Begley, Head of Operations, and Steve Winfield, Clinical… Read more »

North West Ambulance Service implements inventory management solution

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) has selected Ingenica Solutions to implement inventory management solution, Ingenica 360. This is part of the trust’s plans to use innovative technology to secure greater efficiency and productivity gains. Ingenica 360 enables NWAS to track and trace all inventory to the patient level, from low value items such… Read more »

London cabbies get emergency lifesaving training

London black cab drivers receive first aid, acid attack and emergency childbirth advisory training, as e-haling app mytaxi, roll out its innovative ‘Knowledge+’ programme designed to equip 17,500 drivers with a set of essential new skills. The pioneering initiative, The Knowledge+, has been developed to provide tools for mytaxi’s fleet of drivers, giving them the… Read more »

Robust and reliable communications upgrade for mountain rescue teams

Derbyshire based communications firm Zycomm Electronics was commissioned to help and support the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO) and the MREW (Mountain Rescue England and Wales) to modernise and enhance their communication system, to improve connectivity between teams – particularly within the Peak District, which is a diverse terrain territory. Peak District Mountain Rescue… Read more »

Guernsey appoints new Chief Ambulance Officer

Ali Marquis has been appointed as the new Chief Officer for the St John Ambulance & Rescue Service in Guernsey. Mrs Marquis, who was formerly the Deputy Chief Officer, took up her new position at the beginning of March. She had been acting-up as Chief Officer since the retirement of Jon Beausire in August 2017…. Read more »

Cumbria Police adopt Saab’s next generation policing solution

Saab has signed a contract to provide Cumbria Constabulary with their next generation SAFE command, control and communication system. The unified solution will replace several of Cumbria Constabulary’s legacy control room systems with a single modern software application. SAFE (the command, control and communication system) is a true end-to-end solution for operational policing and will… Read more »

Sepura’s SC21 hand-portable obtains Airwave approval

Sepura’s SC21 hand-portable has been approved for use by both Airwave and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for use on the UK’s Airwave Network. This is the second terminal in Sepura’s market-leading SC2 Series to receive network approval, joining its stablemate the SC20 as an advanced solution for mission critical voice and data communications…. Read more »

Samsung debuts new smartphone for ESN

Samsung Electronics has revealed its new smartphone device that will be deployed to frontline emergency staff as part of the roll-out of the Emergency Services Network (ESN). The device has been showcased at British APCO, a leading public safety technology event. Developed through extensive R&D, the smartphone supplied by Samsung is fully optimised for the… Read more »

RNLI and Helly Hansen announce strategic partnership to help save lives

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Helly Hansen have announced a new strategic partnership that will support the lifesaving charity’s aim of defeating drowning. Helly Hansen, the global technical sailing brand founded in Norway in 1877, has committed to supporting the RNLI for the next five years through a variety of life-saving activities. These… Read more »

NWAS chief executive announces retirement

Derek Cartwright QAM, Chief Executive of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, has announced his retirement after more than 30 years in the ambulance service. Before taking on the Chief Executive role, Derek’s lengthy career saw him working in many areas of the organisation, from his first position in the patient transport service in 1986,… Read more »