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An insight into drone use for remote searches
Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) teams have been deploying drones in small numbers since the technology first became affordable and viable, six years ago.
MREW’s Brendan O’Neill provides some insights into what can be achieved by using drones for remote searches. More via Emergency Services Times
NPCC launches data awareness video series
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Data and Analytics Board has released a series of short data awareness videos. The videos are aimed at enhancing awareness and fostering professional development within data literacy in the policing community. More via NPCC
AACE spotlights Prince’s Trust’s anti-racism work
As part of its regular spotlight on anti-racism, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) has shared some of the work of the Prince Trust’s, which over the past four years has focused on several innovative ways to recruit young people to the health and social care workforce – particularly those from ethnic minority backgrounds. More via AACE
New way of health care sees more Lincolnshire patients being treated in their own homes
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) can see and treat more patients, thanks to its virtual ward programme. Alongside various partners, the Trust has worked hard to create a number of virtual wards to help treat patients in the area, including cardiology and frailty patients.
As part of the programme, ambulance and paramedic staff can also contact the team when visiting a cardiology patient on an emergency call, meaning the virtual ward team can help them make an informed decision about what is best for the patient. More via NHS England
Traumatised firefighters who battled Grenfell Tower blaze to receive compensation
More than 100 firefighters who battled the Grenfell Tower blaze are to receive compensation from Kensington and Chelsea Council.
Senior councillors on Wednesday night agreed to enter into a negotiated out-of-court settlement with 114 firefighters over the 2017 tragedy. More via The Standard
Ambulance charity among those to benefit from Flutter UK’s £8m in donations this year
Flutter Entertainment has announced that its UK and Ireland business committed more than £8.0m to charities and charitable initiatives during 2023.
Among the charities to benefit was BUMBLEance, the Children’s Ambulance Service of Ireland, which, alongside the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in Yorkshire, received a share of £250,000 generated at charity events hosted by Flutter. More via iGB
New Suffolk ambulance hub plans for Ransomes Europark
Plans are being made for a new ambulance hub in Ipswich to help ensure ambulances are clean, stocked, and roadworthy.
The East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) has applied to Ipswich Borough Council for a new ambulance hub including a ‘Make Ready Central Reporting Hub’ (MRCRH). More via Ipswich Star
Using a trauma-informed approach for serious violence victims
The College of Policing has released a practice note outlining a new approach to victims of serious violence in London.
By using a dedicated police team based at the Royal London Hospital, a whole-system approach to meet the shared goal of tackling and preventing further incidents of violence can be adopted. Cross-partnership communication and information sharing has improved, increasing the efficiency and quality of safeguarding measures and diversion referrals put in place. More via College of Policing