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‘Daily trauma’


Ambulance crews are not getting enough mental health support Unite has warned, as new figures reveal that one in ten staff at one of the... Read More
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999 staffing crisis


In the latest example of a mounting staffing crisis in the NHS, it was revealed that the London Ambulance Service (LAS) is struggling to answer... Read More
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Fair testing plea


Attempts to force paramedics in Yorkshire to undergo random drug and alcohol tests are being questioned by Unite.   The Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) is... Read More
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Stressed and sick


Over-stretched paramedics are taking tens of thousands of days off a year because of stress, as NHS ambulance services struggle to cope with rising numbers... Read More
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‘Sort this now’


Communities in the Highlands are being left at high risk in emergencies as ambulance services are stretched to breaking point, with staff working long shifts... Read More
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Positive talks result


Unite reps at Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) are pleased to be engaging in positive talks with management a year after the union was re-recognised following... Read More
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‘Catalogue of pain’


Overstretched ambulance crews are arriving late to pick up more than a third of critical emergency victims, while the number of ambulances waiting outside casualty... Read More
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Transparency call


Serious questions should be asked about reports that two financially challenged ambulance trusts in the east and west Midlands could merge, with a possible adverse... Read More
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Ambulance crisis looms


The number of paramedics and other ambulance staff leaving the NHS has nearly doubled in four years with thousands more planning to quit imminently.  ... Read More
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On the brink of crisis


Ambulance response times in England have reached record poor levels, with ambulances arriving late to more than 2,600 life-threatening emergencies every day, figures have revealed.... Read More
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All through the night


Working nights has become a new norm, a recent TUC survey has found.   More than 3m people now regularly work through the night, an... Read More
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A time to rebuild


Yesterday (Monday November 17) David Whiting, Yorkshire Ambulance Service chief executive resigned ‘with immediate effect’.   Unite’s 340 ambulance staff, who have held strikes against... Read More
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