Category Archives: The Back Canteen

‘The Patient Told Me To F__k Off And Produced A Knife’ | Paramedic’s Blog

Do you ever look at some folk and wonder how they do it?  How they get positive recognition for something done over the rest of us.  How they always seem to be in the right place at the right time?  Like, there really is an element of genetic luck to peoples’ success? And does anyone then wonder bitterly (like me)

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‘I Invite You To Become An Armed Response Officer’ | Sgt Harry Tangye

This guest blog has been written by Sgt Harry Tangye. Sgt Tangye has been a Police Officer for 28 years and is currently an ARV Sergeant, Firearms Commander and Tactical Advisor (Firearms & Pursuit) with Devon & Cornwall Police. ‘Firstly, you have to be a cop. So if you aren’t but think you fancy driving fast cars and pointing guns

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Police Federation Pushes For Statutory 12-Month Time Limit For IOPC Investigations

This blog has been written by Phill Matthews who is the Federation Conduct Lead for the Police Federation of England & Wales. You can contact Phill via Twitter; We’ll add his Twitter handle at the bottom of this blog: As the BBC prepares to highlight ‘farcical’ police misconduct investigations, Federation Conduct Lead Phill Matthews explains why the Police Federation of

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Stop Abusing A&E Staff!

This was sent into us by one of our readers. Yet again, it highlights the real pressures which our A&E staff are under. #StopTheAbuse ‘Waiting in corridors, people sick in a bedSome not so poorly, some look half deadDoctors and Nurses all rushed off their feetClocking more miles than a professional athlete. Angry guy at reception, thinks he’s fractured his

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‘I Do What I Do Because I Care’ | Guest Blog

As our regular readers, both inside and outside of the emergency services, will know that we are quite passionate about providing a platform for members of the emergency services & NHS to share their experiences and opinions anonymoysly. By doing this and by providing such a platform in the digital world, we hope that the general public can better understand

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‘Pain In A Broken Heart’ | Paramedic Blog

I was being ushered into the house by the patient’s immediate family.  Their looks of grave concern were matched by their eagerness to get me to the patient as quickly as possible.  This sort of behaviour generally makes up your global overview of what is going on and how serious the situation potentially could be. I therefore decided not to make ice

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Kind-Hearted Member Of The Public Pays For Police Officers Coffees!

Whilst we continue to hear (in some sections of the mainstream media) about the ‘news’ stories which are spun in order to show the police in a bad light, the general public continues to show their support for the police in their own unique way and highly appreciated way. And whilst there are still some numpties out there who, as

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‘Sawn Off Shotgun’ And Two Knives Seized Thanks To Stop & Search

Those who are against the police using stop and search powers (despite having never spent a single day on the streets as a police officer) might want to skip this article, as it highlights just how effective stop and search is. Late yesterday evening (24th January) Officers from the Metropolitan Polices’ Territorial Support Group (U34) shared the details of a

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Man Jailed Following Assault On Police Officer

Pardeep Suman, 27, from Hayes was sentenced to twenty six weeks imprisonment after appearing at Uxbridge magistrate’s court on 19th December 2018 and being found guilty for possession of a pointed and bladed article and assault on a police officer. Suman was arrested on 14th August 2018 by Pc Beasley after he was spotted loitering on Southall Broadway at 0400

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Male Calls 999 To Report Hair On His Pizza

Most of us love pizza. And most of us like to get our pizzas delivered straight to our door. But for one male, his pizza experience was not quite what he expected. In fact, he was so shocked by the ordeal, that he felt his situation was worthy of an immediate police response. And what was the life-or-death situation that

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