New ambulance service standards announced

New standards focus on ensuring patients get rapid life-changing care rather than simply “stopping the clock”

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) has welcomed the introduction of new system of national ambulance response standards aimed to ensure the most appropriate response is sent to a patient rather than the fastest one.

The Queen awards NEAS chief in Birthday Honours’

Paul Liversidge, Chief Operating Officer, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Medal in the 2017 Birthday Honour’s List.

The honour, which is presented to recognise distinguished service in the ambulance service, was given in recognition of the enormous contribution and influence Paul has made in his 33-year career in the North East.

Apprentices deliver vital health care services

NEAS welcome nine apprentices to Patient Transport Service

NINE apprentices are learning how to provide a vital service to patients across the region having started careers with the North East Ambulance Service.

Public nominations invited for ambulance service staff who go ‘Beyond the Call of Duty’

Members of the public are being invited to nominate ambulance service staff for going above and beyond to help them.

Every year, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) holds the Beyond the Call of Duty Awards to recognise staff who have given exceptional care. The celebration also incorporates the long service awards for staff who have been with the ambulance service for 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years.

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NEAS conducting groundbreaking trial on cardiac arrest patients


A study aimed at finding the best way to treat people who have suffered a cardiac arrest outside of hospital is underway in the North East.

Traditionally, adrenaline has been used - but some research suggest this could actually be harmful.

The blind study, developed by Warwick University, will see 50% of cardiac arrest patients in the North East given a salt-water solution instead.

There is a process for those patients who do not wish to participate. Further details below:







 Council of Governors

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2017 meeting papers can be found here


Staff Awards 2017


Have you received exceptional care from our staff, did they go beyond the call of duty to help?

If so you can nominate them for an award in our annual staff recognition programme

Click on the image below to go to the nomination form

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