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19 Sep 2018

Poll of Londoners shows confidence in our service but some misunderstandings of what ambulances should be used for

The London Assembly Health Committee has been talking to Londoners about their views of the London Ambulance Service – what they think our main priorities should be and the challenges we face.

The results of the Committee’s survey released today show that almost nine in ten Londoners said they had confidence in our service and care.

However the survey also highlighted some misunderstandings about what the ambulance service should be used for, and lack of awareness of alternative healthcare options.

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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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Ambulance car in the snow

28 Feb 2018

Ambulance crews treating more patients for falls in bad weather

Ambulance calls to people who have slipped, tripped or fallen are up over 10 per cent during the cold spell.

As temperatures have plummeted this week, London Ambulance Service has seen a 13 per cent* increase in calls relating to slips, trips and falls yesterday (27 February) compared to the week before. And Monday (26 February) saw an 11 per cent** increase from the previous week.

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"As soon as I got home from hospital I wanted to meet the ambulance men that saved my life, and say 'thank you'. I've always been very independent, and with their help i'm alive and looking after myself again."

Veronica Woolcock - Cardiac arrest patient