23 Feb 2021
The new kit is being rolled out as part of a trial from today (22 February), starting in areas where our staff and volunteers are considered to be most at risk, based on previous incidents.
Medics can press a button to start recording if patients or members of the public become aggressive or abusive.
Our latest figures show there have been 529 violent incidents between April 2020 and January this year.
Those attacks include kicking, punching, head-butting, biting and spitting and there have also been 31 assaults with weapons.
Any video footage recorded on our cameras can be used as evidence and in turn we hope it will help to secure more prosecutions.
18 Feb 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague Jamil Ahmed, who passed away on Monday 8 February with Covid-19.
17 Feb 2021
LAS is a place everyone should feel they can work. Our differences and who we are make us stronger as an organisation. LGBT History Month is a time for learning and growing together.
12 Feb 2021
On Valentine’s Day, we share Paige and Rob’s story of meeting while both responding to an emergency call-out, falling in love, responding on the frontline during the pandemic and winning their dream wedding.
2 Feb 2021
When medic Ellie began her shift with a new crewmate Dave, she had no idea Dave treated her husband Paul after he was in a hit-and-run 21 years ago. Paul sadly died last year, after never fully recovering – but talking to Dave about the incident gave Ellie some closure.