Press ENGAGEMENT

The College Communications Team led by Trustee Official for Membership and Communications, Richard Webber FCPara, comment on a range of national and regional issues facing College members.   

A list of the recent articles and interviews are shown below. 
 

 19.10.21  Metro  Waiting times
 19.10.21  Press Association  Handover delays
 18.10.21 BBC Today   Handover delays (53 mins 29 secs)
 17.10.21  BBC 5 Live   Handover delays (53 mins 25 secs)
 16.10.21 The Guardian   Ambulance waiting times
 10.9.21  BBC News  Ambulance waiting times during the pandemic
 7.9.21  London Loves Business  Increased ambulance handover delays threatening patient safety
 9.8.21  Wokingham Today  Paramedics fear for safety on the job
2.8.21   Derry Now  Abuse of local ambulance staff ‘unacceptable’ 
28.7.21   BBC Sussex (From 3:15) Ambulance service and EDs currently facing huge demand
28.7.21   Devon Daily Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety  
28.7.21   Punchline News Almost two thirds of South West paramedics fear for their safety at work  
28.7.21   EMS News Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety  
28.7.21   MSN News Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety 
28.7.21   Health Business Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety  
28.7.21   Belfast Telegraph 86% of Northern Ireland paramedics felt threatened while on duty: survey 
28.7.21   The Independent Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety 
28.7.21   News from Wales Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety 
27.7.21   News Letter  Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety 
27.7.21   Yorkshire Times Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety  
27.7.21   North East Post Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety  
27.7.21   Chad Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety 
27.7.21   Your Thurrock  Survey finds nearly three-quarters of paramedics have feared for their own safety 
22.7.21   BBC CWR (From 3:13) Ultimate fundraising challenge for TASC 
10.7.21   Telegraph   Vaccinated NHS staff could be freed from self-isolation rules before August 16
2.6.21   Sky News  Paramedics to be fitted with body-worn cameras
2.6.21   Talk Radio  Paramedics to be fitted with body-worn cameras
2.6.21   BBC Radio Sussex  Paramedics to be fitted with body-worn cameras
2.6.21   BBC News   Paramedics to be fitted with body-worn cameras
20.2.21  BBC News  Ambulance delays led to 'secondary Covid victims'
19.2.21   BBC News  Paramedics appeal for better PPE
 2.2.21  BBC Radio 4  Stories from the frontline in the fight against Covid-19
17.1.21   BBC Radio 5  Pandemic: Paramedics not coping
15.1.21   DW News, Germany  Pressure on the ambulance service due to the pandemic
13.1.21   News.com.au, Australia  Ambulance delays and current pressures due to COVID
12.1.21   Channel 5 News  Warning that if people continue to flout lockdown rules the NHS will collapse
12.1.21   BBC News  Ambulance delays and current pressures due to COVID
10.1.21   MSN News  Ambulance delays during the pandemic
10.1.21  Express and Star  Ambulance delays during the pandemic
10.1.21   Sky News  Ambulance delays during the pandemic
10.1.21  Shropshire Star  Ambulance delays during the pandemic
 6.1.21  BBC Hereford and Worcester  Handover delays and current pressures due to COVID
 6.1.21  Radio West Midlands  Current pressures and the West Midlands Ambulance Service having their busiest day on record
 6.1.21  The Independent  Pandemic: Paramedics not coping
 5.1.21  Times Radio  Need for paramedics to be vaccinated
 3.1.21  BBC News  COVID pressures on the ambulance service
 3.1.21  The Telegraph  Soaring number of patients waiting outside hospitals
 2.1.21  The Sun  NHS workers warn of COVID mental health timebomb
 1.1.21  The Sun  Illegal New Year's rave
 1.1.21  The Telegraph  Elderly fall victims having to wait six hours for ambulances dealing with Covid patients
 1.1.21  Daily Telegraph  Pressure on ambulance staff
 1.1.21  Radio 4  Pressure of ambulance services during the pandemic
31.12.20   Euro News  Paramedics in the UK stretched
31.12.20  BBC News  Public should follow restrictions
 31.12.20  CNN News  Pressure on ambulances due to the pandemic
 30.12.20  The Independent  Surge in COVID cases
 30.12.20  The Guardian  NHS staff on Covid frontline: ‘There’s no let-up, it’s just constant’
 30.12.20  Kent Live  Ambulances carrying Covid patients forced to queue outside hospitals
 29.12.20  The Times   Coronavirus – A Year On
 29.12.20  The Guardian  COVID hospital admissions
 29.12.20  Radio 4  COVID pressures on the ambulance service
 29.12.20  Sky News  Paramedic forced to treat patients in back of ambulance says there was 'nowhere for them to go'
 28.12.20  The Guardian  'Resilience is running out': NHS workers brace for another Covid surge
 1.10.20  Emergency Services Times  Paramedic: more than just a job
 9.10.20  The Telegraph  Traumatised paramedic needed counselling during COVID
 6.10.20  The Mirror  Paramedic reunited with victim of accident
 22.9.20  The Sun  Mental health during the pandemic
 22.9.20  Mail Online  Road closures during the pandemic
 17.9.20  LBC  Low traffic neighbourhoods
 25.8.20  Ambulance Today  Why I decided to respond to the Covid call-up
 16.8.20  The Telegraph  Paramedics fear the green transport revolution could delay emergency responses
 14.8.20  inews  Doctors fear more NHS staff will face legal action over raising PPE concerns
 7.8.20  BBC Radio 4  COVID deaths at home
 25.7.20  The Guardian  The terminally ill during a pandemic
 23.7.20  The Guardian  Mental health of paramedics
 21.7.20  BBC Radio 2  Pay rise for paramedics
 12.7.20  The Guardian  Self harm in UK lockdown
 7.7.20  Radio West Midlands  Violence against paramedics
 25.05.20  The Guardian  My working week during COVID-19
 30.4.20  The Telegraph  Fans gathering to watch football games
 23.4.20  Jeremy Vine Show Pressure on paramedics during the coronavirus outbreak and concerns over PPE
 19.4.20  Channel 4 News Pressure on paramedics during the coronavirus outbreak and concerns over PPE
 14.4.20  The Guardian Seriously ill avoiding hospitals
 9.4.20  Mail Online Pressure on paramedics during the coronavirus outbreak
 2.4.20  Mail Plus Pressure on paramedics during the coronavirus outbreak and concerns over PPE
 31.3.20  BBC Radio Five Live What it's like being on the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak
30.3.20 Sky News Pressure on paramedics during the coronavirus outbreak
26.3.20 Daily Mirror  Paramedic returning to the front line 
26.3.20  BBC Wales Concerns over PPE
24.3.20   BBC News COVID-19 pressures
22.2.20  SKY News Virus outbreak
6.2.20   talkRADIO Responding to terror attacks
3.2.20  Daily Mail Virus outbreak 
2.2.20  Daily Mail Worsening performance in responding to high priority calls
28.1.20  BBC Radio 5 Live  Ambulance response times