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Uniformed LAS staff in front of ambulances observing the minute silence

23 Mar 2021

Service supports National Day of Reflection

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.

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A close up showing Gary's body worn camera attached to his uniform

23 Feb 2021

Trial sees ambulance crews given body-worn cameras

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.

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the side of an ambulance with the LAS logo visible

8 Jan 2021

Keeping safe and well in the colder weather

With temperatures in the capital becoming colder we are asking Londoners to take additional care during this challenging time so they can stay safe and well.

A drop in temperatures can affect your health and can be especially dangerous for older people, young children and those with underlying health conditions.

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27 Dec 2020

Please help us to help you during extremely busy time

Like NHS organisations across the country, demand for our services has risen sharply over the past weeks and we are now taking up to 8,000 999 calls a day compared to 5,500 on a typical ‘busy’ day.

To help us reach patients who need us as quickly as we can, we are asking the public to support us by only calling 999 for life-threatening emergencies.

For urgent medical advice when it’s not an emergency, please go to NHS111 online first by going to www.111.nhs.uk.

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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