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11 August 2017

For my final night shift on placement with London Ambulance Service, I was with the Joint Response Unit (JRU). It's a branch off special operations where a paramedic will only respond to police-generated calls and requests, as well as uncovered, emergency 'Red 1' call-outs. Read more…

11 August 2017

The final stretch of placement has arrived! Two day shifts and two night shifts were all that stood between me and the end-of-year assessments. Read more…

8 August 2017

Camden ambulance station, Friday: three crews were at base all enjoying a rare occurrence - being sent back for break! Read more…

3 August 2017

Life on placement with the London Ambulance Service is certainly never quiet. On a recent night shift in Camden, I attended 11 patients as part of a Fast Response Unit. Read more…

31 May 2017

My out-of-ambulance placement has concluded, with two weeks at a secure mental health hospital, and in district nursing. Read more…

22 May 2017

The first tranche of placement – for me at least – passed in a whirlwind of baby delivery, a hit-and-run with HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) on scene, a veritable plethora of DIBs (Difficulty in Breathing)… Read more…

7 April 2017

Monday 29 February 2016 saw the beginning of a four day long, massive multi-agency exercise held at a disused power station in Dartford, Kent. Read more…

24 February 2017

I have come back to normal university lectures and skills sessions after a successful placement in central London. There’s always post-placement blues as the reality of the course settles in with essays and deadlines here and there. However… Read more…

23 December 2016

This week has undoubtedly been a challenging one on placement with the London Ambulance Service. Alongside many blue calls and time-critical patients we have responded to some very thought-provoking jobs. Read more…

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