Broken Paramedic

‘If You Rush a Miracle Man You Get Rotten Miracles!’: SECAmb’s IPHEC Conference Brighton 2015 Report (Day 1):

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has just finished hosting its first two day international pre-hospital emergency care conference in Brighton. Annelies van Wamel, roving paramedic and friend of this blog, attended the conference and has kindly provided this overview of the first day. Innovation for Pre-Hospital Read more…

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Visiting London Ambulance Service HQ (Part Three): Executive Views on the Case of Edmund Daly

My visit to London Ambulance Service on 5th May 2015 was a mission to learn more about the organisation’s approach to supporting its workforce as its operational staff toil to provide a service in increasingly demanding conditions. With front line staff routinely facing relentless 12-hour shifts without respite, delivering emergency Read more…

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Visiting London Ambulance Service HQ (Part Two): The Chief Executive and Operations Director on Dealing with Staff Pressure

My visit to London Ambulance Service’s headquarters a fortnight ago arose from my concerns regarding the treatment of its under-pressure front line staff, suggestions of a culture of fear, and in particular its handling of the Edmund Daly case – a  respected 30-year veteran paramedic who was dismissed for gross Read more…