From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today: The Challenge of Critical Thinking in EMS Desk Feedback This Africa Quarterly will be exploring the advantages of being a critical thinking emergency medicine practitioner, and how it can positively benefit, us, our colleagues and our patients; and most importantly why we don’t really have an option but to be critical thinkers. In Rosen’s Emergency Medicine, Chapman, et al, describes the […]

Air Ambulance KSS Rated Outstanding In All 5 Key Lines Of Enquiry By CQC Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) across all five of its inspection key lines of enquiry — a level only achieved by a very small proportion of the UK’s CQC-inspected healthcare organisations. It is the first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service to achieve this top […]

EEAST Thanks Public For Support A message  from Marcus Bailey, Chief Operating Officer for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) was issued earlier today in response to the many random acts of kindness which the British public have shown to ambulance services across the UK in gratitude for their selfless work: “We would like to thank the […]

Drive-Thru Corona Checks: The How To Guide As the spread of the Corona virus in Israel, and in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s instructions, Magen David Adom is preparing to significantly increase the number of samples taken throughout the country, to thousands of samples a day. On Friday, MDA began piloting a joint “Go –through Corona Testing” complex for Magen […]

Health Ministry Enlists Help of United Hatzalah in Fight Against Coronavirus Israel’s Health Ministry called upon United Hatzalah today to enlist the organization’s help in the national fight against the COVID-19, known as coronavirus. The Ministry has asked United Hatzalah to utilise its fleet of ambulances and network of first responders to transport coronavirus patients who are in light condition to and from hospitals and […]

Hospital Parking Appeal: JustPark Enables Public To Offer Free Parking To NHS Workers & Patients During Pandemic With an increase in demand for parking spaces near hospitals and makeshift health centres due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a nationwide public appeal has launched to ease the burden on travelling NHS staff and patients. JustPark, the UK’s most popular parking app, is urging the public and businesses located close to hospitals to offer […]

Independent Ambulance Providers Reach Out To NHS Ambulance Chiefs The Independent Ambulance Association has reached out to hard pressed NHS Ambulance Trusts to offer the assistance of providers to assist NHS efforts to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Commenting, Alan Howson (IAA Executive Chairman) said: “Independent ambulance providers have vehicles and fully trained staff (many of them former NHS staff) who can provide assistance […]

Drive-Thru Corona Testing In the wake of the spread of the Corona virus in Israel, and in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s instructions, Magen David Adom is preparing to significantly increase the number of people being tested throughout the country, to thousands a day.  Most of the samples will be collected, starting tomorrow, in Drive-thru complexes, […]

Rescue Day 2020 — CANCELLED It is with regret that Rescue Day 2020, which was due to be held on Saturday 11th July at 7 Lakes Country Park, Crowle has been cancelled, following the latest guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Several of our organisers are employed by our emergency […]

Healthcare Fund To Provide Organisations With Up To £50,000 To Cultivate Innovation In The West Midlands West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has today (5thMarch) opened the applications for its 2020 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Health Innovation Fund. The fund was developed in partnership with MidTECH Innovations and Mercia Asset Management (MAM), to support start-up businesses in the healthcare sector from across the region.   Applicants have the […]

Israel Develops New App To Alert Users If They Have Been Exposed To Coronavirus Track Virus is a new Israeli app that will alert users who have been in the vicinity of someone diagnosed with Coronavirus. The new Track Virus app has been developed in partnership with United Hatzalah of Israel and will notify users as to whether or not they have been in the same location or […]