Ambulance

£4.8m investment for Lincolnshire specialist vehicle conversion business

As part of exciting expansion plans, specialist vehicle conversion business, Cartwright Conversions Ltd has been bought by the owners of Sheffield-based company Trek Group. Cartwright Conversions Ltd was a subsidiary of the Cartwright Group, which recently went into administration. The new company will now be known as Cartwright Vehicle Conversions Ltd and is based in… Read more »

South Central Ambulance Service automates business processes with Turnkey Consulting

Risk management and cyber security consultancy Turnkey Consulting is to work with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to automate some of its core business processes as the foundation trust looks to increase its operational efficiency and meet wider NHS policy requirements. A successful rollout could make this the blueprint for other NHS Trusts. The project… Read more »

London’s Air Ambulance crews say thank you to supporters during Air Ambulance Week

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has marked the beginning of Air Ambulance Week 2020 with the release of a video message thanking Londoners for their support and generosity, which has kept the service flying throughout the pandemic. The video shows doctors, paramedics and fire crew from the life-saving service thanking supporters for their donations, which allow… Read more »

Capita integrates what3words into ControlWorks to support emergency services

Capita plc has integrated location finding app what3words into its ControlWorks solution to enable emergency services to respond to incidents when callers are unable to describe their exact location. This completes the integration of what3words into Capita’s control room solutions portfolio, enabling all clients globally to access this additional capability. Capita provides ControlWorks to a… Read more »

London Mayor opens interactive training academy

A new centre providing interactive training for London Ambulance Service’s emergency call handlers to help them better prepare for their challenging role of taking life-saving calls was officially opened on 14 August. The facilities will deliver greater training capacity and boost the service’s emergency and urgent care workforce ahead of the busy winter period and… Read more »

Ambulance service appoints first 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 »

AACE welcomes Daren Mochrie as new Chair

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) has welcomed the Chief Executive of North West Ambulance Service, Daren Mochrie QAM (left), as its new Chair, following the culmination of two successful terms and almost eight years at the helm for Anthony Marsh QAM, the Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Martin Flaherty OBE, Managing… Read more »