Category Archives: Blogs

The Father And Daughter Emergency Ambulance Duo Taking On COVID-19

When East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) Paramedic Nick Shipsey joined the ambulance service 25 years ago, he probably would have never guessed that his newborn daughter would also follow in his footsteps 22 years later. But that is precisely what Bryony Shipsey did three years ago, and now they are both on the front line of the fight against

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When This Is Over, We Must Have An ‘NHS Day’ | Please Sign The Petition

Not since WWII has our entire country been united against a common and indiscriminate threat.  But rather than our ‘enemy’ being our fellow human beings, instead, this is ‘germ warfare’, and it’s our NHS who are on the front line of the battle.  Of course, this battle has many fronts which is why all health care professionals and emergency services

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‘It’s Not About You – This is a Matter Of Life And Death’ | From A Nurse On The COVID-19 Frontline

“I’m a nurse working on the front line of COVID-19. When I mean front line, I mean since the hospital essentially went on lockdown since this virus was announced a pandemic, I’ve been working at the main entrance screening every single person that walks in those doors. Even those who are trying to find the Emergency Department so they can

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‘Help Us To Help You’ | Anon Paramedic

“Working for the emergency ambulance service, we are in the thick of it all. “We are scared, we are fearful but forgive us that we are still human, and while everyone is running away, self-isolating and working from home, the NHS will always be there for you. “Running towards you, attending to your needs with the risk of infecting ourselves.

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We MUST Start Doing More To Protect Our NHS & First Responders From COVID-19 | Editors Blog

While I understand the Government’s decision not to test everyone suspected of having COVID-19, I would urge the Government to ensure that first responders and NHS staff are routinely tested for the virus. Police officers, paramedics, firefighters, doctors, nurses, HCAs, radiographers, sonographers etc. are all repeatedly being exposed to people who might have the virus. But we cannot merely tell

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Follow Up To Our Article Published On 24th November | Editors Blog

As some of our readers may know, yesterday (24th November), we published an article following the tragic death of 3 East of England Ambulance staff who took their own lives.  The aim of the article was not to try and establish what had led to these tragic deaths.  Instead, it was to try and get a ‘snapshot’ of how our

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“We All Feel It Is A ‘When’ Not An ‘If’ For The Next Person”

Written by John Johnson, Editor of Emergency Services News: ‘Just before going to bed on Friday evening, at around 23:30 hours, I did my usual check of the various ‘channels’ which we use to stay up-to-date with all things related to the emergency services, NHS and armed forces.  During these routine checks, I came across some information which genuinely unsettled

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‘These Mates I Love Like Brothers’ | ARV Cop

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present.  The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience of what

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‘If You Had A Broken Leg You’d Go Get It Sorted So Why Not Your Head? | Guest Blog

“Largely Facebook is full of c**p but I do find it cathartic at times so I am going to share a story with you lovely listeners seeing as it is mental health awareness week. In 1995 I joined The Police or as some would call them, the pigs, the filth or the po po.. I was sick to death of

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‘There Is More Outrage About M&S Sweets Than There Is About This…’ | Former Police Sergeant

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present.  The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience of what

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