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Mind launches 2022 Blue Light survey

Help improve mental health support in the emergency services by taking part in Mind’s Blue Light survey. Mind’s Blue Light programme wants to hear about your experiences and perceptions of mental health as an emergency responder. They want to hear about the support available for your mental health, and how things have changed in the… Read more »

Research shows critical role of the helicopter emergency medical service in the COVID-19 response

Research by Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) and the University of Surrey demonstrates the critical role of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) played at the frontline of the COVID-19 response. Alongside its primary service of providing 24/7 pre-hospital emergency care for the… Read more »

Addressing emergency service mental health issues through technology

Words: Nick Chorley, Director, EMEA Public Safety & Security, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division Emergency response is a high stress occupation. Lives are often at stake, and correct decision-making in fast moving scenarios often determines the success of outcomes. Given the trauma this can entail, mental health is an increasing concern amid emergency response… Read more »

Using technology to close the pre-hospital care gap

Words: David Morgan FRCS, Consultant Surgeon & CEO, Black Space Technology Ltd Recent events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Manchester Arena Inquiry, have highlighted concerns regarding the pre-hospital ‘care gap’ or ‘therapeutic vacuum’. This is a delay or inadequate provision of medical diagnosis and/or treatment resulting in adverse outcomes. The causes may be… Read more »

Haztec maximises efficiency through innovative design

Road vehicles account for a substantial proportion of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside the adoption of electric vehicles, there are significant gains to be made through the careful selection of the ancillary equipment to be fitted to the vehicle. Indeed, with the increasing uptake of electric vehicle technology, opportunities to save energy become all the… Read more »

Health and Wellbeing Conversations

Words: Liam Johnston, Executive Director, Railway Mission Health and wellbeing are recognised now in the emergency services more than ever as being important to the successful operation of a company, but what are ‘Health and Wellbeing Conversations’ in the context of the emergency services? As a chaplain, I often express personal health and wellbeing and… Read more »