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1 Aug 2018

Taxi drivers get life-saving training for ambulance pilot scheme

Paramedics have taught cabbies to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and fitted their black cabs with defibrillators as part of a six-month pilot scheme in partnership with the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA). 

The LTDA approached London Ambulance Service to explore how its cabbies – who were keen to help – could be trained to save lives before the arrival of medics. As a result a pilot scheme was set up where cabbies volunteered to receive training in lifesaving skills from London Ambulance Service.

Participating London taxi drivers have also installed the GoodSAM app on their mobile phones. When a 999 call is made for a cardiac arrest patient, an ambulance is dispatched immediately. At the same time, these taxi drivers – and other registered first aiders – are alerted by the GoodSAM app if they are close to the patient.

4 Jul 2018

The Service celebrates seventy years of the NHS – and looks to the future

The NHS was established 70 years ago on 5 July 2018. London Ambulance Service became an NHS Trust in April 1996, having been established to our current formation in 1965 with the merger of nine existing services.

Here we share some stories of people who have worked in our team in the decades since 1948 and some historic photographs of vehicles, stations and uniforms throughout the years.

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70 years of the NHS

We join in the NHS70 celebrations and look at some of the people, events and changes that have shaped the organisation we are today.

Find out more about our history