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25 Oct 2018

HRH Prince Charles launches pioneering mental health car at London Ambulance Service

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE CHARLES visited London Ambulance Service today to meet frontline crews, call handlers and those working behind the scenes to respond to 999 and NHS 111 calls across the capital. 

The Royal visit comes as the UK’s busiest ambulance service launches its pioneering resource for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.

As part of his tour, His Royal Highness met specialist nurses working with paramedics to form a new team, dedicated to responding to 999 calls to patients with mental health problems – the first team of its kind in the country.

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11 Sep 2018

London Ambulance Service nominated as Trust of the Year

London Ambulance Service has been shortlisted as NHS Trust of the Year in prestigious health awards.

It is the only ambulance trust in the country to be nominated in this category of the Health Service Journal awards – despite more entries being submitted than ever before.

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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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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 won the Emergency Lifesavers Award for saving the life of Britain’s youngest gunshot victim.

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