BBC announces prime time series featuring London Ambulance Service

16 May 2016

London Ambulance Service is to feature in its own prime time documentary series, the BBC announced today (16 May).

The series, due to be broadcast in the Autumn, will follow ambulance crews and control room staff as they respond to up to 3,500 incidents a day across the capital.

Using cutting-edge graphics, data will also be used to illustrate the wide-ranging challenges the Service handles every day, and to create a heat map of London’s health issues.

London Ambulance Service’s Director of Communications, Charlotte Gawne, said: “We’re very proud of our caring and compassionate staff who work hard in often difficult circumstances.

“From our emergency medical dispatchers who make critical decisions every minute to our front line ambulance crews who provide compassionate care to the most critically ill and injured patients in London around the clock. We hope the series will offer viewers an insight into how we work, at a time of unprecedented demand.”

The series is produced by Dragonfly, part of Endemol Shine Group, for BBC One.

Emma Loach, Executive Producer at Dragonfly comments: “The London Ambulance Service is the largest and busiest in the UK, serving more than eight million people, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This series will offer a unique portrait of a city of extremes and give an unprecedented bird’s eye view of the ambulance service as you’ve never seen before.”

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