Welsh Ambulance Service appoints palliative care paramedics in UK first

The Welsh Ambulance Service has appointed its first dedicated palliative care paramedics. The new recruits will deliver specialist care to patients who are nearing the end of their life, in what is also a UK ambulance service first. The four-strong team will work as part of Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Specialist Palliative Care Team… Read more »

SCAS chooses to modernise its workforce management software

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is replacing its legacy range of electronic workforce management systems with Allocate’s HealthRoster Platform. This will enable the trust to better support its response to patients, improve the management and reporting of worked hours, legal compliance with Working Time Directives and align pay and rostering systems for… Read more »

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 »