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23 May 2018

London Ambulance Service taken out of ‘special measures’ as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates the Service ‘good’ overall

London Ambulance Services comes out of special measures today following the Care Quality Commission’s latest report which rated the organisation as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for patient care. In today’s report, the CQC said staff often went above and beyond their expected duties in order to meet patient needs.

The inspection team also found that staff working across all parts of the Service demonstrated care which was consistent with the values of the Trust, that staff treated patients with kindness and empathy, and afforded patients privacy and respect.

Thusha and her family with the medics who saved her at the NHS Heroes Awards

15 May 2018

Medics honoured for saving girl who was shot

Three London Ambulance Service medics have been honoured at a glittering award ceremony celebrating NHS Heroes.

Paramedics James Lafferty and Caroline Appleby and emergency ambulance crew Sherridan Best have won the Emergency Lifesavers Award for saving the life of Britain’s youngest gunshot victim.

The trio – and Dr Vidar Magnusson – were presented their award by TV stars Richard Hammond and Katie Piper at the red carpet bash to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

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