Review recognises need for change to improve services
Our members’ livelihoods, and the future of our NHS, are always worth fighting for
“The guilt you feel, the anger, the frustration. I can’t put it into words, it’s heartbreaking”
Newly qualified paramedics won a pay increase after submitting a collective grievance
Paramedics are driving 1,000 miles to deliver 10 ambulances to Ukraine health workers and relief goods to refugees
There are real fears that staff and services will be unable to cope as demand inevitably increases.
We need them when things are at their worst, but demand on paramedics has been increasing, recently hidden by the pandemic. How can our first responders be helped?
Ambulance trusts must provide urgent support
Hundreds of workers will see pay bands lifted
‘On Saturday, I got through 26 calls in six hours. And I think only three were non-coronavirus. Now it feels like a relief to get a non-COVID call.’
Ambulances queuing outside A&E departments have become a common and distressing sight. It’s frustrating for crews who need to be on their way to the next emergency call and worrying for patients waiting to be seen.
Bringing the 111 and 999 services together should lead to “real improvements” for both patients and staff
Drivers being hit with penalties for rushing patients to hospital
Unhappy, bullied and harassed ambulance employees are in no one’s interest