Category Archives: NHS

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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Paramedics Called ‘Brain Dead Idiots’ By Group Of Males As They Treated A Patient

Paramedics in north west London had to endure being verbally abused by a group of seven males whilst they treated a patient who was in a critical condition. An emergency ambulance accompanied by a rapid response vehicle had been called to a residential address in order to give life-saving medical aid to a patient. But a group of males took

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Emergency Ambulance Off The Road After Bottle Thrown At Window

A North West Ambulance Service emergency ambulance has had to be taken off of the road owing to a mindless act of vandalism that could have harmed the crew. A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: ‘It was a close call for our crew last night (11th March) as a bottle was thrown at a moving ambulance in Manchester

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Thief Who Targeted Hospital Staff To Spend 36 Weeks Behind Bars

An opportunistic thief who sneaked into St James’ Park and a Newcastle hospital to steal from staff will spend the next 36 weeks behind bars. Terence Mann took laptops, mobile phones and a computer base unit on February 23. A court was told how the incidents both took place on the same day that Newcastle United played host to Huddersfield

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Why The 2.7% Pay Rise For MPs Has Caused So Much Resentment

In light of the recent pay increase awarded to MPs, that will see their basic salary rise to just under £80,000 per annum, we received the following message from one of our followers. It summarises nicely just why so many people get so angry and annoyed when they see what many regard as blatant hypocrisy. Maybe people would perhaps not

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Three Police Cars And One Ambulance Damaged In One Day

In the space of less than 24 hours, three police vehicles and one ambulance have been damaged by mindless criminals who clearly have zero respect for the emergency services. In Merseyside alone, THREE police cars had their windows smashed whilst they were parked outside of Aintree University Hospital. Chief Inspector Andrea Quinton said in a tweet: ‘3 emergency vehicles damaged.

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Thieves In London Target Motorcycle Paramedic’s Helmets

It would appear that thieves in London have now decided to target London Ambulance Service (LAS) motorcycle paramedics by stealing their helmets whilst the medics carry out their life-saving work. A spokesperson for the LAS confirmed that two motorcycle helmets had been stolen in the space of two months. On 4th of Feb, a helmet was stolen whilst a paramedic

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APPEAL: Help Police Catch Males Who Damaged Emergency Ambulance (VIDEO)

Police Officers from Derbyshire Police would like to speak to these two men (scroll down for video) about the damage which was caused to an emergency ambulance on New Year’s Day. Paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to an emergency in Hope Road, Bamford, in the early hours of New Year’s Day. The ambulance was left parked

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