Protecting The Frontline

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 »

Be curious – raising awareness on sexual safety in the independent ambulance sector

Words: Alan Howson, Executive Chairman, Independent Ambulance Association & Vice Chairman, the Health Practice Associates Council. The ambulance sector prides itself on trust, honesty and integrity, absolutes for staff managing the needs of patients (many of them vulnerable) and working with colleagues. The public places their trust in ambulance staff. Paradoxically, this trust attracts offenders*… Read more »

AACE focused on violence reduction and prevention

Words: Carl Rees, Head of Communications, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) Violence and aggression by service users against UK ambulance staff is a major challenge for the ambulance sector. In the past year there has been a 17 percent increase in physical assaults alone, and a 39 percent increase over the past five years…. Read more »