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Healthier happier staff = healthier patients

Author: Alan Lofthouse Published in: Summer 2018 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine At the end of 2014, and early 2015, we went through a period of industrial action in the NHS over pay involving two 4-hour stoppages. In the ambulance sector, many staff were not prepared to come to work, even under emergency life and […]

Accidents are no film set

Author: Thijs Gras Published in: Spring 2019 Edition of Ambulance Today Magazine EMS staff have enough to deal with when responding to a call, the last thing they need is members of the public making harder work of it. In this column, Thijs Gras explains the difference between ‘innocent inquisitiveness’ and ‘sick sensationalism’ when it […]

‘MDA Teams’ App

Technology applied to the health sector has made immensely positive strides saving lives in the smartphone era – the proliferation of mobile phones within communities has resulted in faster response times than ever before. Emergency services can be notifiedof incidents significantly quicker with mobile phones than compared to landlines. Smartphone applications have offered the ability […]