08 February 2016
A cycle paramedic in the City
of London will start responding to police calls today (February 8)
to get a speedier response to patients.
The three month trial will allow paramedics on bicycles to
monitor police calls for incidents they can attend, when they are
not busy treating other patients.
Paul Cook, General Manager Central Operations, said: “We are
always looking for ways we can work more closely with our
colleagues in other 999 services to help keep Londoners safe. We
hope this trial will help improve response times to emergency calls
in the city and get care to those who need it. ”
The Service already has a paramedic in a car responding to
police incidents in 12 London boroughs at peak times.
Paul added: “We’ve been working with the City of London Police
for over 10 years. Their cars and bikes are fitted with
defibrillators and they are automatically alerted to patients in
The City of London Police will also be joining paramedics on
observational shifts to learn more about how the Service
Notes to editors
- The trial
will run for three months from Monday 8 February between 7.30
am and 5pm Monday to Friday
- If the
cycle responder is not available another ambulance crew will be
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