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Drunk Male Who Assaulted A Nurse Prosecuted Under New Law

A drunk male who assaulted a nurse while being looked after at a hospital emergency department has been prosecuted under new legislation designed to protect emergency services personnel Mark Gallagher was being treated at Hull Royal Infirmary for a head injury he sustained while under the influence of alcohol when he attacked a nurse. Gallagher grabbed the nurse by her

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Callous Thieves Steal Paramedics Private Car From Outside Ambulance Station

A paramedic working with the Welsh Ambulance Service had a nasty surprise when she finished her shift yesterday only to find that her car had been stolen. Having spent the night racing from emergency call to emergency call, the newly-qualified paramedic was ready to go home but instead had to deal with the fact that a thief had decided to

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Children’s Doctor Sentenced For Downloading Indecent Images Of Children

A paediatric doctor who downloaded 36 indecent images of children has been sentenced. Ralph Harper, 31, from Stratford in east London, was sentenced to eight months in jail, suspended for 16 months on Wednesday 3rd April at Snaresbrook Crown Court. He was also put on the sex offenders register and handed a sexual harm prevention order. Harper had pleaded guilty

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Anger As North West Ambulance Service Targeted For The FOURTH Time By Youths With Rocks

North West Ambulance Service had another one of its emergency ambulances targeted by mindless vandals today (4th April), the forth time in the space of only five weeks. A tweet shared on the @NWAmbulance twitter page said: “Again, really!? “After 3 incidents in March, another ambulance window has been smashed last night with an object thrown at the moving vehicle

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‘If You Fell In A Puddle Would You Call A Lifeguard?’ | Anonymous Guest Blog

We received the following short blog from a reader who has asked to remain anonymous. It was written by the person who sent it into us in order to try and help dispell some of the ‘myths’ surrounding the public perception of the ambulance service. As the unofficial voice of the men and women serving on the front line of

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Hospital Trust Awards £14 Million Contract To Replace VOLUNTEER ‘Blood Bikers’ Service

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust have awarded a £14 million transport contract to a private company for a service that was being provided free of charge by Coventry and Warwickshire Blood Bikes. The private contract, awarded to QE Facilities, now means that volunteer blood bikers covering the same geographical area as will be covered under the new multi-million-pound private

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Teacher Develops A ‘Check-In Monday’ Welfare Board To Help Students

A Teacher in the USA has come up with a fantastic way of enabling her students to ‘reach out’ if they feel like they need someone to talk to. The ‘Check-In Monday’ board enables students to write their name onto the back of a sticky note and place the note onto a white board. Students have the option of choosing:

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UK Set To Adopt New EU Ruling On Automatic Speed Limiters To Be Fitted To New Vehicles

New automated speed limiting technology is set to become mandatory on all new vehicles which are sold in Europe from 2022 after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU. A spokesperson for the Department for Transport has confirmed that the system would be implemented in the UK, regardless of Brexit. Road safety campaigners have welcomed the move citing the

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Survey Reveals That Two In Three 999 Staff Say Their Employer Encourages Them To Talk About Mental Health

New research from the mental health charity Mind reveals that emergency services staff and volunteers are over twice as likely to say that their service encouraged them to talk about their mental health, compared to four years ago. The survey carried out by Mind, conducted to coincide with the release of a report marking the end of Mind’s Blue Light

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Male Who Tried To Infect Nurses With Hepatitis C To Spend 18 Months Behind Bars

A male who spat at nurses who were trying to treat him at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has been sent to prison for 18 months. Andrew Lesley, who has Hepatitis C, deliberately bit the inside of his mouth before spitting blood at a nurse and at a security guard. He also later went on to assault a police officer who attended

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