Mind launches Coronavirus survey and wants to hear from you

Our emergency services have always had an extremely challenging job, but this year it has been even harder. Mind wants to ensure that emergency services staff get the support they need both now and into the future. We’re supporting Mind, the mental health charity, on the Blue Light Programme, funded by The Royal Foundation, to… Read more »

TeamPolice launches ‘get fit for Christmas’ advent challenge

The TeamPolice Get Fit for Christmas Advent Challenge starts – as you might expect – on Tuesday 1 December! We all need to get up and move to stay happy and healthy so TeamPolice is delighted that Metfriendly, an experienced financial services provider dedicated to providing effective, great-value products and services to members of the… Read more »

Webinar series discusses link between wellbeing and sport

PSUK and Team Police’s series of webinars aims to get the conversation going between policing leaders and other organisations who consider sporting activity as an essential element to wellbeing in the police. The first webinar, which took place on 13 October, featured inspirational input from James and Sam, founders of Surfwell, about what they are… Read more »

Dr Duncan Bootland appointed Medical Director of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Dr Duncan Bootland has been appointed as Medical Director of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS). Dr Bootland, who joined KSS in 2013 with six years’ experience working in emergency medicine and intensive care, has been a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Consultant and clinical governance lead at KSS. He has extensive experience and exceptional… Read more »

Fire service wins global award for South Yorkshire flooding recovery

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has been awarded ‘Most Effective Recovery’ at the Business Continuity Institute’s Global Awards for its work on recovery from flooding, which hit South Yorkshire last autumn. The award, presented to the service’s Resilience, Planning and Contingencies team at a virtual ceremony, recognises organisations which have effectively managed major incidents. South… Read more »

New fourth-generation Škoda Octavia vRS now available to UK police forces

The all-new Octavia vRS is now available for blue-light fleets. ŠKODA’s performance model has been an integral part of the brand’s line-up since 2001 and the fourth-generation vRS is the latest in a long-line of ŠKODA cars expertly converted for the emergency services. Equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre TSI engine that delivers 245PS to the… Read more »

New Assistant Chief Fire Officers appointed to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority, the body responsible for overseeing the work of the fire and rescue service, has announced the appointment of two, senior posts. From January, the Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) posts will report directly to the Chief Fire Officer, filling one existing vacancy and replacing another – the current… Read more »