21 Oct 2020
The sixth episode of award-winning BBC One documentary ‘Ambulance’ follows London Ambulance Service staff and volunteers as they deal with a rising number of patients suffering from mental ill-health.
Mental health incidents across the capital have been steadily rising each year. In 2017 London Ambulance Service recorded over 94,500 incidents where mental health was an aspect. This increased again in 2018 to over 97,600 mental health incidents.
20 Oct 2020
Join us this International Control Room Week in celebrating our control room teams who help those in need from our two 999 Emergency Operations Centres and our 111 Integrated Urgent Care Centres.
13 Oct 2020
Episode 5 of BAFTA award winning ‘Ambulance’, catches on camera the heroic efforts of London Ambulance Service crews that race to the scene of a three vehicle crash.
9 Oct 2020
A statement from Darren Farmer, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service, in response to the Kevin Clarke inquest.
8 Oct 2020
Viewers of the award-winning TV show Ambulance on Wednesday night were moved by emergency ambulance crew Stuart’s story about his dad’s death.
In the episode, aired on 7 October 33-year-old Stuart Griffiths is shown rushing to a suspected cardiac arrest alongside his crewmate paramedic Rachel.
Three years ago, Stuart’s dad collapsed and stopped breathing. His mum gave him CPR until paramedics from London Ambulance Service arrived.
Medics were not able to save Stuart’s dad – who was only 57 – but the efforts they made and the care they showed the grieving family, changed Stuart’s life. Within weeks of his dad dying Stuart began enquiring about working for London Ambulance Service. He joined as call handler in the 999 control room less than six months later.
7 Oct 2020
This Black History Month paramedic Charlene shares her story of being inspired to become a paramedic.
7 Oct 2020
A London Ambulance Service medic who survived breast cancer is calling on women – and men – to be aware of the importance of checking for lumps.
Tracy, a trainee Emergency Ambulance Crew who has been working with our new ‘Wellbeing Hub’ since the beginning of September, was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2018, aged 43.
Tracy had found a lump in her breast and booked a doctor’s appointment immediately. She received treatment over the course of a year, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Tracy wants to remind women (and men, as breast cancer affects men too, in rare cases) to regularly check their breasts for lumps or any other changes.
6 Oct 2020
The fourth episode of the hit TV show Ambulance, filmed after people have just been paid and hit the town, gives a glimpse of what London looks like on a busy weekend and shows a series of violent incidents.
2 Oct 2020
Braden, a paramedic who works out of Homerton Ambulance Station is calling on our staff and volunteers and the public to get their flu vaccination this year. He knows first-hand the devastation that can be caused by the flu.
This is his story.
29 Sep 2020
The harsh reality of daily verbal abuse and aggression from 999 callers comes under the spotlight in the next episode of BBC One’s Ambulance documentary on Wednesday (30 September).
25 Sep 2020
It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden death of Eleanor Marr on Sunday 20 September 2020.
24 Sep 2020
Our End of Life Care team has been travelling across the capital to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support – serving coffee and cakes and talking to colleagues about palliative care.
The Service partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support in 2018 to provide our staff and volunteers with specialist training to ensure that terminally ill people get care that meets their needs but respects their wishes. As part of this, Macmillan funded three roles in our End of Life Care (EOLC) team.
The team held a series of socially-distanced coffee mornings at hospitals and London Ambulance Service sites on Thursday 24 September ahead of the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday.
22 Sep 2020
The episode, airing on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One, goes behind the scenes of two busy weekend shifts where LAS faces the challenges of Extinction Rebellion protests and People’s Vote marches and an IT systems outage which means the Service’s Emergency Operations Centre control room teams must use pen and paper to take down information from 999 callers.
21 Sep 2020
It is with immense sadness that I have to announce the death of our friend and colleague Reverend Simon Woodmore, who passed away on Saturday afternoon (19 September) after suffering with a stroke earlier in the week.
He was 51 years old. Simon joined the London Ambulance Service in 1991 and served more than 29 years.
15 Sep 2020
A prime-time documentary will show the commitment of our ambulance crews and control room staff on the front-line of emergency care in London and the challenges they face.
‘Ambulance’ –the BBC’s BAFTA-award winning series – returns to the capital with a new eight-part series broadcast weekly on BBC One from Wednesday (16 September) at 9pm.
14 Sep 2020
We have received funding from NHS Charities Together to continue to run “Tea Trucks” which have been delivering hot drinks and snacks to our crews across the capital.
10 Sep 2020
We have recruited two violence reduction officers as part of our ongoing work to protect staff and volunteers. The officers will work closely with the Met Police as they support victims who want to take their cases to court.
19 Aug 2020
A ten-year-old girl has been recognised by London Ambulance Service for saving the lives of her family after finding her mother unconscious with carbon monoxide poisoning.
Rawda Mohamud woke in the middle of the night to hear the carbon monoxide alarm going off in their south London flat.
14 Aug 2020
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joined LAS staff and volunteers for the unveiling of a plaque to formally launch the 999 centre which welcomed its first students in recent weeks.
7 Aug 2020
Medics responding to emergencies during the coronavirus pandemic were supported by a loan of a mini fleet of vans to help deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to the front line.