‘Generational moment of reform for policing’, says Met chief

Speaking at the Police Superintendents’ Association conference yesterday on his first year anniversary as Commissioner of the Met, Sir Mark Rowley emphasised the need for more trust, less crime and higher standards. Revealing that the Met receives over 13,000 contacts from the public everyday, he said that the public expect high standards from his officers… Read more »

UK deploys search and rescue expertise to assist earthquake response in Morocco

A team of search and rescue specialists has been deployed to Morocco to assist with Moroccan led rescue efforts. The government of Morocco accepted the UK offer for assistance following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake which has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 people. The team comprises search and rescue specialists, including 60 people,… Read more »

New approach to identify hypertension

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has successfully piloted an initiative in Greater Manchester to help identify previously unknown cases of hypertension and is now working to scale this up to be rolled out region-wide. Having high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a main factor causing heart attacks and strokes. Over one third of adults in… Read more »

Bletchley Park to host AI Safety Summit

Trailed at London Tech Week earlier in the summer, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that the first AI Safety Summit will take place on 1 and 2 November at the iconic Bletchley Park, once the home of the top secret World War Two codebreakers. The event will look at the risks of artificial intelligence… Read more »

RNLI celebrates ‘extraordinary people’ in run up to 200th anniversary

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has put together a new podcast series featuring 200 episodes that show how the charity has evolved over the last two centuries. The 200 Voices podcast features stories from extraordinary people who rescue, have been rescued and have real-life experiences of the RNLI. It seeks to commemorate its past,… Read more »

Home Office seeking views on JESIP in new survey

Emergency services are being encouraged to complete a new survey about interoperable working and the use of Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP). Aimed at commanders, control room staff and frontline responders in the police, fire service and ambulance service across England and Wales, the survey aims to understand how JESIP is currently working in… Read more »

Latest round of LRF innovation funding announced

The Government has released its latest prospectus setting out match funding for Local Resilience Forums to ‘create and deliver distinctive, innovative projects that drive real results.’ The theme for this tranche of funding is ‘Local businesses as active partners in resilience.’ The pot of £450,000 allows for exploration of the broader theme contained within the… Read more »