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Getac rugged solutions deliver powerful technology upgrade to Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

Getac, a leading rugged mobile computing manufacturer, has come to the aid of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) with the donation of powerful rugged mobile devices, along with accompanying accessories from its partners. The new solutions replace the CBMRT’s original IT equipment – which was lost during a devastating fire at its base… Read more »

South East Coast Ambulance Service introduces new spinal care guidelines

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is the first ambulance service in the country to introduce new pioneering guidance aimed at improving the treatment of spinal injury patients. The guidance includes the ending of the use of neck braces or semi-rigid collars on spinal injury patients. The ground-breaking approach is only currently… Read more »

New kit and vehicles for Norfolk’s firefighters

Firefighters across Norfolk have received £1.44m of new kit as part of an investment by Norfolk County Council in technology and equipment. In addition, five new multi-purpose tactical response vehicles (TRV) are due to be put into service this month, to enhance NFRS’s capability in extreme weather conditions and at difficult to reach locations. These… Read more »

Consultation launched on doubling maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker

Anyone who assaults or attacks emergency workers could face longer jail terms, as a consultation on doubling the maximum penalty for the offence is launched today. In 2018 this Government changed the law (Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018) so that anyone found guilty of assaulting a police officer, firefighter, prison officer or paramedic… Read more »

South Western Ambulance Service welcomes new CEO

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has welcomed new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Will Warrender CBE (left). Will succeeds Ken Wenman, who retires, after more than 40 years’ service in the NHS. With over 30 years’ Royal Navy experience, Will has spent much of his time at sea, where he commanded five warships;… Read more »

Fusion21 launches its 2020 Procurement Trends Survey

Fusion21 is surveying UK public procurement professionals for the third year running to find out more about the key drivers behind procurement decisions. The Fusion21 Procurement Trends Survey 2020 is also gathering individuals’ views on how external factors such as Coronavirus, The Hackitt Report and Brexit are influencing the way they are doing their jobs… Read more »

Tech boost for London Ambulance Service’s volunteer response cars

London Ambulance Service vehicles have received a cutting-edge tech upgrade to help crews respond more efficiently in emergencies. The AppConnect software has been donated by Volkswagen, who are one of many businesses across the country to have supported NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Features include advanced navigation, a programme that analyses and improves driving… Read more »

New helipad opens at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital

A new helipad at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is now open, thanks to a £1m donation from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding NHS hospital helipads. The hospital’s previous helipad was unable to receive night landings, but the new helipad is equipped with… Read more »