KSS CEO wins Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021

David Welch, CEO of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has won the Charity Times Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021 – a prestigious national award, which celebrates excellence among charities and not for profit organisations from across the UK and honours the outstanding professionals in charity management. With David at the helm, KSS… Read more »

NatWest Group helps support over 200 London Ambulance Service apprentices

NatWest Group has agreed apprenticeship funding to help support over 200 London Ambulance Service (LAS) staff wanting to further develop their careers on the frontline. The funding, made through the apprenticeship levy transfer scheme, will help pay towards apprenticeship courses at LAS for up to four years. The ambulance service offers a multitude of different… Read more »

London Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

The Chair of the London Ambulance Service (LAS), Heather Lawrence OBE, has announced the appointment of Daniel Elkeles as the trust’s new Chief Executive. Daniel, who will join LAS on secondment on 16 August 2021, has significant experience in the NHS and healthcare, and is currently Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS… Read more »

VCS to unveil new MAN-based low floor bariatric ambulance for St John Ambulance

The UK’s market-leading ambulance conversion specialist, VCS, is set to unveil Europe’s first 5.0-tonne front wheel drive, single rear wheel modular ambulance. Designed and produced specifically for St John Ambulance as a bariatric ambulance, the new vehicle is based on a MAN TGE and uses the new Promech-developed Ultra Low Floor Architecture (ULFA). This is… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service unveils new training facility

The Welsh Ambulance Service has unveiled a new training facility, the Workforce Education and Development Centre, in Swansea. The new facility boasts an immersive training room, where simulation technology recreates real-life scenarios to put crews’ clinical skills to the test. It features 360-degree projectable walls, a scent dispersal machine and is temperature controlled to give… Read more »

South Central Ambulance Service launches first electric KIA emergency response vehicles

Two Kia e-Niro cars have been launched as the first fully electric emergency response vehicles by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS). The two electric vehicles (EV) have been designed and adapted by South Central Fleet Services to contain all the equipment, medication and supplies to allow first responder paramedics from SCAS to… Read more »

VCS to produce new Volkswagen Crafter Dual Crewed Ambulance

Ambulance conversion specialist VCS has partnered with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to produce the UK’s first Dual Crewed Ambulance (DCA) based on a Volkswagen Crafter. Using VCS’s ultra-lightweight Core Capture technology, the Volkswagen Crafter promises to have an operational weight of less than 4.0T, without sacrificing the strength, quality and durability for which both brands are… Read more »

EEAST appoints new Chief Executive

Following a competitive recruitment process, the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has appointed Tom Abell as its new permanent Chief Executive. Tom, currently Deputy Chief Executive at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, will formally take up his role in the autumn. Nicola Scrivings, Chair, EEAST, said, “Tom brings significant experience in the… Read more »