Ambulance

Ambulance service appoints Director of People

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust has appointed Lisa Ward as its first Director of People. With 20 years’ experience of working for the ambulance service and over 30 years’ experience of working in human resources, Lisa has previously held the position of Interim Director of Organisational Development, since 2018. As part of her new… Read more »

SCAS partners with GoodSAM to bring video streaming tech into 999 Clinical Coordination Centres

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is launching a ground-breaking digital product – GoodSAM’s Instant On Scene – to enable the public to stream video directly from their smartphones into the SCAS 999 Clinical Coordination Centres (CCC). The system is set to revolutionise triage for the ambulance service, ensuring medics can now see… Read more »

Capita signs network infrastructure contract with Transport for London

Capita plc (Capita) has secured a contract with Transport for London (TfL) to design and deliver key elements of the network infrastructure that will underpin the upcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN) throughout the London Underground. ESN is a programme led and directly funded by the Home Office to deliver a new emergency services mobile communications… Read more »

Ian Howick joins Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Ian Howick (left), Chair of Heathrow AOC and former Director at British Airways, has been appointed by independent charity, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) as Executive Director of Corporate Services. He succeeds John Lack, Director of Finance and Support, who retires at the end of September after seven years at KSS. Ian will be… Read more »

Medical grade air filtration system for ambulances

With the risk of infection a critical concern in confined spaces, Webasto, a world-leading manufacturer of systems and solutions for the automotive market, has developed the world’s first medical grade air filtration system for passenger and emergency vehicles. High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) are critical in the prevention of the spread of airborne bacterial and… Read more »

South East Coast Ambulance Service introduces new spinal care guidelines

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is the first ambulance service in the country to introduce new pioneering guidance aimed at improving the treatment of spinal injury patients. The guidance includes the ending of the use of neck braces or semi-rigid collars on spinal injury patients. The ground-breaking approach is only currently… Read more »

Consultation launched on doubling maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker

Anyone who assaults or attacks emergency workers could face longer jail terms, as a consultation on doubling the maximum penalty for the offence is launched today. In 2018 this Government changed the law (Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018) so that anyone found guilty of assaulting a police officer, firefighter, prison officer or paramedic… Read more »

South Western Ambulance Service welcomes new CEO

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has welcomed new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Will Warrender CBE (left). Will succeeds Ken Wenman, who retires, after more than 40 years’ service in the NHS. With over 30 years’ Royal Navy experience, Will has spent much of his time at sea, where he commanded five warships;… Read more »

Tech boost for London Ambulance Service’s volunteer response cars

London Ambulance Service vehicles have received a cutting-edge tech upgrade to help crews respond more efficiently in emergencies. The AppConnect software has been donated by Volkswagen, who are one of many businesses across the country to have supported NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Features include advanced navigation, a programme that analyses and improves driving… Read more »