Venari Group starts building ambulances for Ukraine

Emergency vehicle manufacturer, Venari Group, has commenced the production of an undisclosed volume of military grade ambulances which will be imminently deployed to Ukraine to support the brave medics working on the frontline. The Ukrainian Embassy in London contacted Venari’s CEO, Oliver North, through local MP Andrew Percy just last week, and following a thorough… Read more »

Funding enhances Scottish Ambulance Service’s mental health provision

The Scottish Ambulance Service has been provided with £1.6m by the Scottish Government over the last three years as part of its Mental Health Strategy. The funding has supported mental health care initiatives, including establishing and staffing mental health triage cars, and boosting the care and support offered to individuals and communities. This investment supports… Read more »

Hampshire’s emergency services praised for vital pandemic role

Firefighters and police officers have been recognised for the important part they played in supporting vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) and Hampshire Constabulary were on hand to pick up the Best Emergency Services Collaboration award for their work in intensive care… Read more »

London Ambulance Service invests £16m in greener fleet

London Ambulance Service has secured £16.6m in funding to purchase new greener vehicles – set to make it the NHS trust with the largest electric response fleet in the country. The significant investment, £10m of which will come from the North West London ICS (Integrated Care System), will be used to purchase 225 new vehicles… Read more »

Excelerate partners in €5.7m European project to create digital ambulance of the future

Cardiff-based connectivity specialist Excelerate Technology is leading the consortium on one of the most exciting projects ever undertaken on behalf of NHS ambulance services; a €5.7m initiative co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) ARTES 5G Strategic Programme Line (SPL) and the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to create the prototype for pioneering an always connected… Read more »

West Midlands emergency services strengthen incident response with real-time data receiver technology

Fire and ambulance services in the West Midlands can now access real-time encrypted video and audio transmission from emergency incidents across the region, supported by the National Police Air Service. Radio frequency (RF) technology provider, Enterprise Control Systems (ECS), has announced that West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service will implement its data-receiver… Read more »

Online pre-hospital Airway Matters module is open-access learning first

Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has partnered with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) to create a new pre-hospital module for Airway Matters – the trust’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) which, since launching in 2020, has attracted over 30,000 learners from 165 countries. The new module – which is the… Read more »

Chief Executive of London Ambulance Service appointed permanently

The Chair of the London Ambulance Service (LAS), Heather Lawrence OBE, has announced the permanent appointment of Daniel Elkeles as the trust’s Chief Executive. Daniel joined LAS in August 2021 on secondment, and following a competitive recruitment process that concluded on 27 January, has now been appointed substantively. Heather Lawrence OBE, Trust Chair, said, “I… Read more »