This blog post was written by Matt Green, a paramedic for an NHS Trust. Follow him on Twitter @MLG1611 I have done between 20-30 careers fairs and open days to promote the ambulance service. Some events have attracted school leavers and young university applicants, whereas others have attracted a much broader range of (older) people with much more life experience who also ha...Read More
Ambulance Service Careers And How To Find Them
Purple People Power!
The new standardised purple uniform for use by UK ambulance trusts rolls out today. The Paramedic Uniform Committee of England (PUCE), which was formed last year, will monitor the success of the core uniform, assist in the development of future specifications, seek out opportunities for standardisation and rationalisation and work with fashion houses across the UK to source ...Read More
Trauma Care Conference 2017
This blog post was written by Matt Green, a paramedic for an NHS Trust. Follow him on Twitter @MLG1611 The Trauma Care 2017 conference (@TraumaCareUK) was held at Staffordshire’s Yarnfield Park 15-18 March. In total, there were over 26 conference streams and an incredible 200 speakers! Hundreds, if not thousands, of delegates included pre-hospital and in-hospital clinicians,...Read More
We're Five Years Old Today!
"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together." We’re celebrating our 5th birthday today, so I just want to say thank you to all our hard-working ambulance professionals and loyal clients for making this journey happen. On 12th March 2012, I took a leap of faith and started MedicNow because I believed ambulance trusts and patients could be bet...Read More
Not just a badge
We stumbled upon this marvellous poem on Facebook. It was written by an anonymous LAS worker, explaining why she is proud to wear her 10 year service badge.... Not Just A Badge All the study and tests, the 'just do your best'. The stress, the fears and the hidden tears. The built up frustration. The long cold nights, and sleep deprivation. The no breaks and off lates. The tu...Read More
On Shift With HALO
Kirsty Elton is our Business Development Manager, a Yorkshire lass, and a vocal proponent of our Medicnow HALO teams… Known mostly for beautiful landscapes of green, dry stone walls, tea and of course our ability to chat to anyone... Yorkshire is definitely a beautiful place to live. What you may not know is that like the rest of the country, our Emergency Departments are o...Read More
Airway Management in End of Life Care
This blog post was written by Matt Green, a paramedic for an NHS Trust, and originally published on the South East Health Education Blog . Follow him on Twitter @MLG1611 This case study looks at some of the airway complications in end of life care and clinical decision making in the context of a dying person. Also discussed are examples of techniques and medications a pre-ho...Read More
How to look after your own mental health
Today is National Stress Awareness Day. Ambulance staff and paramedics know all too well the pressures associated with work-related stress, especially as strain on NHS services continues to take its toll. This post was written by Janos Baombe , consultant in emergency medicine, and published on the St. Emlyn's Blog . DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on no evidence whatso...Read More
Do Paramedics Need Degrees?
Matt Green is a paramedic for an NHS Trust. Follow him on Twitter @MLG1611 “Time of death 1854 hours.” There. You said it. You ended someone’s life. You’re 21 years old, still living with your parents and barely an adult in many eyes but you’ve just welded one of the biggest emotional swords available. They are dead and it’s because you said so. You recently registered as a ...Read More
Feeling Stoked About Our Next Assessment Day
If you’re thinking about joining Medic Now as part of a PTS team, or as an ECA, Technician or Paramedic, then our assessment days are a great opportunity to meet the team, ask questions and make sure that working for us will work for you. Join us for our next assessment day at Keele University on the 20th of September. If you are keen to find out ways that your career might ...Read More