Covid-19 – BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Colleagues – Trust Letter

Covid-19 – BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Colleagues – Trust Letter  This letter has been sent out to recently to all staff via email. As you will have seen in the bulletin last week, as well as on the news and the updates regarding Covid-19 and in particular the disproportionate impact that this has…

NIHR integrated clinical academic fellowship awards funding – closing date July 1st

HEE/NIHR South West ICA Internship and Bridging Fellowship awards Internship, Pre-doctoral awards and Post- doctoral award. Closing date is 1st July 2020   Following the recent postponement of the HEE/NIHR South West ICA Internship and Bridging Fellowship awards, the awards are begin relaunched with updated guidance. There are 3 different awards – Internship, Pre-doctoral awards…

C1 Driver Training Support to COVID 19 Response –  FAQs

Student Driving – SWASFT FAQs C1 Driver Training Support to COVID 19 Response –  FAQs In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, student paramedics studying at partner universities have been enlisted to assist in a variety of operational ambulance roles alongside their clinical study. To enable as people many as possible to drive ambulance vehicles,…

CoP Advice & guidance to student Paramedics (& Trust response) – COVID-19

Please CLICK HERE  to download the latest Advice & Guidance to Student Paramedics – COVID – 19 Please CLICK HERE to download the SWASfT Position statement on the Advice & Guidance to Student Paramedics – COVID – 19 Please CLICK HERE to download the SWASfT FAQs on the Advice & Guidance to Student Paramedics –…

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Symposium 2019

A one day symposium focusing on a range of topics related to Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine including keynote talks from Professor David Lockey, Chairman of FPHC and National Director of EMRTS Wales and Ms Esther Murray, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. Friday 4th October 08:30 – 16.30 at Aerospace Bristol…

Email subscription service

Email subscription news We are trying out an email subscription service function. The idea being that if you sign up, you will receive an email notification as soon new Higher Education (HE) modules are released, Short Course dates and updates are released, and any new website resources. The software is new to us, so we…

MacMillan Open All Hours – Cancer care

MacMillan Open All Hours – Cancer care Open All Hours is a high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care from MacMillan. It is a great opportunity to learn, share experiences and help you approach these difficult situations professionally. Using information provided within the case studies, knowledge…

Paramedics needed for the PRESTO Study

The Pre-hospital Evaluation of Sensitive Troponin (PRESTO) study If you are a Paramedic and convey patients to Musgrove Park, Southmead, Royal Devon & Exeter or Derriford Emergency Departments you can participate in the PRESTO study. Chest pain is the most common reason for emergency hospital admission with 1.3 million patients presenting with chest pain in England…

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Zero Suicide Alliance – Suicide Prevention

Zero Suicide Alliance The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible…

BMJ Best Practice: Clinical Decision Support Tool

A new Clinical decision support tool from BMJ including evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion is now available to all SWASFT staff and students on placement from April 2019 for three years (purchased by Health Education England). To access please visit https://bestpractice.bmj.com/oafed You will need a SWASFT NHS Athens account to access. Once logged in you…

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Thank you

Today we received a lovely thank you from a Paramedic who completed their BSc using funded Modules, accessed via www.swast.cpd.co.uk This made our day to see that we have helped someone achieve academic success. We know it involved a lot of hard work and commitment from them and want to celebrate their success. Well done! Hi I’m not…