Dorothy Hosein steps down as Chief Executive of EEAST

Dorothy Hosein has stepped down as Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust following a period of ill health. Dr Tom Davis, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, will continue as interim Chief Executive while the recruitment process for a substantive Chief Executive takes place. The process to recruit a permanent… Read more »

Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock win COVID-19 Response award

Innovation and collaboration truly do sit at the heart of what Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) does. The charity funded service was honoured to be co-recipient of a special ‘COVID-19 Response award’, at the recent Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards with Babcock Aviation Onshore, a leading provider of air ambulance operations support in the UK…. Read more »

SCAS launches critical care transfer service

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has launched a critical care transfer service in partnership with the Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care Network. Critical care units across the SCAS region can come under significant pressure at various times with demand for beds outstripping capacity, and that has been more evident this year… Read more »

£25m technology roll-out set to begin for EEAST

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is investing more than £25m in new technology, which will further improve the safety and quality of care which staff are able to provide to patients. The investment will see every frontline member of staff issued with an iPad so that they can access a new… Read more »

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance helps transfer COVID-19 patients

Following the busiest year ever for its critical care teams, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is now helping with the transfer of some COVID-19 patients between hospitals. When required, the team based at the charity’s North Weald Airbase travel by helicopter or Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) to the relevant hospital, and accompany the patient… Read more »

Capital’s blue light services join together to care for Londoners during second COVID-19 wave

A new blue light partnership between London Ambulance Service and Metropolitan Police Service will see police officers across the capital driving ambulances and assisting medics to help boost the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Metropolitan Police Service has agreed to provide around 75 police officers to London Ambulance Service. The new partnership will… Read more »

Opening doors to break down barriers to first response emergency care in Thames Valley

Firefighters and paramedics are joining forces to deliver faster response, reduced damage and improved outcomes for Thames Valley residents. Ambulance crews across the country face a common problem when responding to an emergency 999 call for help. It is not uncommon for them to arrive and find that the resident, incapacitated by injury or illness,… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service re-enlists military in COVID-19 effort

The Welsh Ambulance Service has re-enlisted the support of the military as it contends with a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 90 soldiers are once again assisting the trust’s COVID-19 effort by driving ambulance vehicles. Among them are soldiers from 9 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps. Chief Executive Jason Killens said, “The extreme… Read more »

Radio care campaign has Christmas wish

The NHS formed an unprecedented partnership with the Radio Society of Great Britain, back in April 2020, when Paul Devlin, from the NHS Emergency Care Improvement Support Team, came up with an idea to help reduce loneliness and isolation. The idea started off as a weekend project to encourage as many radio amateurs as possible… Read more »