14 May 2021
his afternoon, London Ambulance Service staff and volunteers were celebrated in the second part of our annual ‘VIP Awards’ – in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our Trust values.
In a ceremony held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, but live-streamed to colleagues across the Service, winners and highly commended nominations were announced in categories for our values of Innovation, Collaboration, Professional and Respect and for adding huge value to their team and to our Service.
More than 125 nominations were made, celebrating and recognising nearly 500 staff and volunteers.
As part of the nominations, colleagues were also asked to link their nomination to a specific Trust value that they felt the person they were nominating showed within their work.
14 May 2021
London Ambulance Service has today announced the appointment of two non-executive directors and an associate non-executive director to our trust board. Line De Decker joins us as an Associate Non-Executive Director while Dr Anne Rainsberry CBE and Bob Alexander join our board as non-executive directors
13 May 2021
This afternoon (Thursday 13 May) staff and volunteers across London Ambulance Service came together to remember colleagues who passed away in the last year.
12 May 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and friend Samantha Donoghue, who passed away suddenly in her sleep on Monday night (10 May).
28 Apr 2021
A memorial bench has been unveiled at Queen’s Hospital in Romford in memory of a London Ambulance Service medic who passed away.
20 Apr 2021
Volunteers play a vital role in our Service – and their contribution has never been as valuable as it has been in the past year as we faced the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, on Volunteer Recognition Day, we pay tribute to all our volunteer responders for giving their time to being here for Londoners in need.
14 Apr 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce that Susanna Naula, an Emergency Ambulance Crew from Greenwich complex, has passed away. Susanna died on Sunday 4 April, aged 43 years old, after a long illness.
9 Apr 2021
“On behalf of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, we are deeply saddened to hear that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away.
“Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.
“We would like to pay tribute to His Royal Highness’s life-long commitment to public service as the longest-serving consort in history. His loss will be felt throughout the country and across the world.”
30 Mar 2021
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer for England , and lead midwifery colleagues from London and NHS England, met with teams across London Ambulance Service yesterday (29 March) to learn about how they are improving the care for mothers, their partners and babies.
25 Mar 2021
London Ambulance Service has launched a new paramedic apprenticeship programme which hopes to make gaining a degree in paramedicine more accessible for staff.
23 Mar 2021
London Ambulance Service joined a national minute’s silence today to remember those who died during the pandemic and show support for the bereaved.
Staff and volunteers remembered colleagues lost to COVID-19, as well as those who died across the NHS, the UK and the world, as part of a national day of reflection.
Today’s event, spearheaded by end-of-life charity Marie Curie, falls on the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown.
18 Mar 2021
During a visit to Newham ambulance station in east London, Their Royal Highnesses met crews who have responded throughout the pandemic as well as ambulance staff who have supported their colleagues’ mental health and welfare as our Service faced one of the most challenging periods in our history.
12 Mar 2021
A medic who followed in the footsteps of her mother in joining London Ambulance Service is paying tribute to her mum who this month departs the Service after more than 30 years.
26 Feb 2021
Since April of last year, London Fire Brigade firefighters have been working with our Service to support our clinicians, including driving our ambulances and carrying out other supportive roles when crewing with medics. Here, some of our medics pay tribute to their firefighter crewmates.
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.
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.
25 Jan 2021
This newly-created role will see Dr Martin also join the board of the country’s busiest ambulance service.
He will provide professional development and guidance to paramedics and other clinical staff. His brief will also help further improve standards of patient care.