Welsh Ambulance Service Colleagues Recognised in New Year’s Honours List

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect Two Welsh Ambulance Service colleagues have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Emergency Medical Technician Nick Richards-Ozzati and Joanne Rees-Thomas, of the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service, have been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal, it was announced this evening (Friday 27 December 2019). The medal is awarded to distinguish exemplary service […]

Welsh Ambulance Service Bids Farewell to Executive Director of Quality and Nursing

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect The Welsh Ambulance Service is to bid farewell to one of its Executive Directors after almost 40 years of service in the NHS in Wales. Claire Bevan, the Trust’s Executive Director of Quality and Nursing, has had a long and distinguished career which began as a specialist in cardiac nursing at Cardiff’s University Hospital […]

First Clinical Study Evaluating Combined tDCS And Behaviour Therapy Could Point To A New Treatment For Depression

London, UK. The first ever clinical study evaluating combined transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and behaviour therapy could point to a new treatment for depression. The clinical pilot study is being undertaken by Flow Neuroscience, Europe’s first, and only, medically approved, at-home treatment for depression, which comprises a tDCS headset device and behaviour therapy app. The results will help the process of getting the Flow device reimbursed by healthcare providers, including […]

Help shape Welsh Ambulance Service’s vision for equality

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is asking the public to help shape its vision for equality. The Trust is inviting feedback on its Treating People Fairly strategy, which sets out its approach to delivering the Equality Act and other key legislation like the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 the Well-being of Future Generations and Social Services Acts.  Claire […]

The Beating Heart of South American Ambulance Care

https://chat.whatsapp.com/AmbulanceTodayDirect My fact-finding visit to Quito, capital of Ecuador and home of ISTCRE and CREMYAP took place over Easter, an important time in the South American calendar, since the region is still predominantly and passionately Catholic. My travelling companion was my 15-year-old son, Isaac. Our mission during our week-long visit was to learn more about […]

John Thanks Lifesavers After Heart Stops

A father-of-two has been reunited with the off-duty doctors who saved his life when his heart stopped beating at his local squash club. John Savage, 56, from Bath, went into cardiac arrest during fitness training at Lansdown Tennis Squash & Croquet Club in the Northfields area of the city on 13 October. Bristol GP, Mark […]

Volunteer Lifting Service To Help More Patients

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has been given significant funding to extend a pioneering volunteer-run project in local communities. Gloucestershire Strategic Housing Partnership has provided £50,000 to support patients in six communities across the county have non-injury falls, are unable to get up, and call 999. The scheme involves trained volunteers, called […]

Edesix Body Worn Cameras To Protect Ambulance Staff

Edesix, a leading supplier of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions, are having their VideoBadge VB-300 cameras trialled by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to better protect their ambulance crews against violence and aggression. Crews in Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol are wearing the cameras during the three-month trial which began in October. The […]

British Red Cross calls for change in law to improve response when UK emergencies or disasters strike

The British Red Cross is calling for the law to be updated to give individuals and communities more say in how they are treated and the support they get in an emergency. Currently emergency services, government bodies and councils, who together are responsible for planning for emergencies, aren’t legally bound to involve voluntary and community […]

Women Exceed Men in Ultra-Endurance

World Extreme Medicine Conference provides platform for Female Doctors rowing Atlantic to prove a point It is an exciting time for women in sport, in particular women are increasingly meeting or exceeding male performances in ultra-endurance events.  The World Extreme Medicine Conference 23-25 November 2019 in Edinburgh is providing a platform for the “Emergensea Girls” to announce their research […]