Category Archives: NHS

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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Early Signs Of Another ‘Winter Crisis’?

It may be unseasonably mild out there, but it would appear that winter is starting to show signs of living up to its recent reputation where fleets of emergency ambulances are parked up outside of A&Es up-and-down the country waiting to hand their patients over. The featured image used in this article was sent into us by one of our

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South Central Ambulance Service Forced To Blacklist More Homes After Rise In Attacks On Staff

South Central Ambulance Service have been forced to blacklist more homes in Waterlooville and Gosport owing to an increase in attacks on their ambulance staff. When an address gets ‘blacklisted’ it means that ambulance crews will not attend that address without police assistance. So if an occupant at such an address needs life-saving treatment, then their previous aggressive and abusive

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“I Doubt My Mum Will Ever Know She Saved My Life That Day” | Anon Paramedic

This story was sent into us via email. We share stories such as these in order to highlight the need for better mental health services for our colleagues. It is something we are passionate about. Being exposed to traumatic incidents on a constant basis, year-after-year, can take its toll even on the most strong-minded of people. We each deal with

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‘I Start As A Call Handler In Feb – I Could Do With Some Advice (Wrong Advice Only)’ | Guest Blog

Whenever a new member of the emergency services family joins up, then it’s always a wondrous and magnificent occasion.  This morning we had a message via our Facebook page from someone who will be joining the thin green line in Feb next year!  For the new recruit, then gone are the monotonous days of simply doing the same things over

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Emergency Medical Technician Kept A Promise Made To A Homeless Man After Responding To A 999 Call

When Rhys Tucker received a call from his control room about a homeless male who needed medical assistance after someone set his tent on fire, he arrived at the scene within minutes.   After giving the man a check over and ensuring that he got the medical help that he needed, he was left feeling empathy for the man who, by

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‘Fake’ Paramedic ‘Treated More Than 100 Patients’ In London

A 21-year old is believed to have treated more than 100 patients and responded to 999 calls whilst under the banner of the London Ambulance Service – the country’s largest. Scotland Yard said it was contacted in July of this year regarding concerns about the actions of a London Ambulance Service (LAS) member of staff. The man was detained in

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‘This Is Not A Part Of The Job’ | Guest Blog

Each day, thousands of nurses go into work in order to help complete strangers. I am not just talking about nurses in this country, I am talking about nurses from all around the world. The image above, was produced and shared by Queensland Health in Australia. Proving that, regardless of where in the world you are, nurses are being subjected

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How One Tweet Summed Up The Feelings Of Millions

Those of us who have worked in the NHS or those of us who have family and friends working in the NHS, probably have, at some point, heard people talking about how ‘c**p’ THEY think the NHS is. Anyone working in the HUGE NHS Family will know, that the NHS is not c**p. Instead, SOME elements of the NHS have

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GUEST BLOG: Why You Should NEVER Ask A Member Of The Emergency Services ‘What’s The WORST Thing You’ve Seen?’

Recently, I was doing a frontline support shift, and we were given a job to transfer a patient from a mental health hospital to the local A&E. This was one of those jobs where you wonder why you were there: The hospital had tended to the cut, the patient just wanted to go back to bed, we had nothing to

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