Category Archives: Guest Blog

‘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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‘No Matter How Hard It Is, Please Consider A DNAR If The Circumstances Warrant It’ | GUEST BLOG

This guest blog was sent into us by a follower. Whilst it is not an easy read, we are sharing it because the experience of this colleague might help anyone who is ever put in a similar situation: ‘There’s no doubt about it, some conversations are easier to have than others. And there’s one in particular, that has to be

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My Concern About Women In Labour | Emergency Medical Dispatcher (ANON)

The following guest blog was sent into us earlier on this afternoon by someone who, for obvious reasons, has asked to remain anonymous: ‘I am an Emergency Medical Dispatcher, handling 999 calls for a busy Ambulance Control. ‘There are many concerns, often shared on your site by other Ambulance colleagues, however I don’t think this subject has come up before.

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‘Sit, Listen, Advise, Abused. Welcome To My Job’ | Guest Blog

This guest blog was sent into us earlier on this afternoon from a NSW emergency ambulance call handler. If you have a blog that you would like us to share, then scroll down to the bottom of this article for details of how to contact us: “This headset is what I use to communicate with those who call for desperate

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HM Coastguard Celebrates 197th Anniversary | Guest Blog

Today HM Coastguard is a world leader in maritime search and rescue. Looking back almost 200 years, the goods, which now travel by road, were carried by hundreds of small ships. Year in year out dozens of ships and hundreds of lives were lost within sight of the coast. Public shock and dismay at the tragedies drove forward the creation

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