From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today: The Challenge of Critical Thinking in EMS

https://chat.whatsapp.com/Africa 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 […]

ERS Medical Provides Medical Courier Services for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect National health and social care transport provider, ERS Medical, has been awarded a contract to provide medical courier services for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT). The pharmacy-led contract is being delivered by ERS Medical from 1st March 2021 to over 100 locations across Essex. It involves the use of specialist temperature controlled ERS […]

Scholarship for Exceptional Nurse Studying With London’s Air Ambulance Charity

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Earlier this month, shortly before International Women’s Day on March 8th, London’s Air Ambulance Charity celebrated the achievements of Mariana Campilho, a nurse undertaking the Masters degree in Pre-Hospital Medicine. Mariana, who lives in East London, has been granted a prestigious award through The Company of Nurses Scholarship Programme to assist with her studies on […]

ERS Medical Wins Patient Transport Contract for University Hospital of North Midlands Trust (UHNM)

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Following a comprehensive procurement process, national health and social care transport provider ERS Medical has been awarded a patient transport contract for University Hospital of North Midlands Trust (UHNM). The four-year contract will see ERS Medical provide non-emergency and high dependency patient transport services covering Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital […]

National Health and Wellbeing Raises More Than £15,000 for Frontline Charities

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A month-long charity campaign, which aimed to boost the nation’s health and wellbeing, has come to an end — raising a total of over £15,000 for The Ambulance Staff Charity, Police Care UK, The Fire Fighters Charity and The Air Ambulance Service. Launched in January, the Blue Light Get Active Challenge, tasked individuals with […]

DJ Swaps Decks for Defibrillator to Turn Volunteer for Welsh Ambulance Service

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A North Wales radio presenter has swapped the decks for a defibrillator by becoming a volunteer for the Welsh Ambulance Service. Oli Kemp, one half of ‘Lois & Oli’ on Heart North and Mid Wales, has just completed his training as a Community First Responder so that he can administer life-saving first aid to people […]

Community Heartbeat Working With BT to Convert Kiosks to Defibrillator Stations

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Britain’s red phone boxes, once a lifeline of communication before the arrival of mobile phone networks, have been transformed into everything from defibrillator units and mini history museums to art galleries and book exchanges. But now, the Community Heartbeat Trust charity (CHT), has begun to put an extraordinarily excellent idea into practice across the […]

Innovative Physician Response Unit Shortlisted as Finalist for the HSJ Value Awards 2021

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect London’s Air Ambulance Charity, Barts NHS Health Trust, and the London Ambulance Service Trust (LAS) are delighted to announce that the Physician Response Unit (PRU) has been shortlisted for Urgent and Emergency Care Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Value Awards 2021. This recognises the outstanding dedication they had given to making things […]

Ambulance Manufacturer Brings All Production In-House, Marking £800k Investment And Job Creation

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Ambulance builder, Venari Group, has become the first fully self-sufficient manufacturer of its kind in the UK, having brought all aspects of its production process in-house. It follows the commissioning of a new £800,000 component manufacturing centre — and will create 10 additional production roles at its Brighouse headquarters. Every internal aspect of the […]

The Ambulance Staff Charity Reaches £1,722 At Halfway Point of National Challenge

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect A month-long charity campaign which aims to boost the nation’s health and wellbeing is now at its halfway point, with donations pouring in. Over the past two weeks, the Blue Light Get Active Challenge has tasked individuals with clocking up as many miles or minutes of physical or mindfulness exercises as they can to […]

How Rugged Technology Supports Ambulance Crews in Testing Times

COVID–19 saw a shift in how some ambulance crews and rapid response teams operated across the UK, from forming collaborative response and mobile support units, to creating purpose-built temporary hospitals such as the NHS Nightingale hospitals. Communication and technology are undeniably essential in supporting these ambulance crews and emergency service teams, and implementing the latest […]