London Montage

999 London Ambulance! – Thursday 15 May 2014

Date: 15 May 2014 21:36

ambulance-665107-mA great opportunity to learn at first hand about the vital work of London Ambulance Service from Iain Maitland who will talk about his career and the role he plays within the ambulance service; the duties he performs on a daily basis, including normal expected emergencies, and those on a much larger scale. You will hear the way incidents are received in emergency operations centre. Dispatching to these incidents, and the resources available, which can be activated to assist at certain incidents via the operations centre. The role each of these resources play in the careful patient management, and which is the most suitable Care Pathway for each.

For the last 26 years Iain has worked for the London Ambulance Service, previously serving for the North East Ambulance Service during this time. For the last 12 years, he has worked as ‘solo’ Emergency Response driver in the West End of London, mainly working out of St Johns Wood and Brent Station.  His duties as a solo Emergency Response driver are primarily emergency ‘Life Threatening’ operations; these calls must be responded to from activation, to scene within 8 minutes.  Iain has acquired First Class Advanced level Driving Skills for this purpose.  He also works the dual-crewed Ambulance as and when required.  The skill level Iain hold’s is Emergency Clinical Ambulance Aid and this is re-tested 3 times a year at training school, with new updates periodically.  He is well-verseIain Maitlandd on all the up-to-date treatments for those people who require immediate clinical intervention at varying levels.  Part of the skills set he possess require him to carry out duties in the field of Chemical, Ballistic, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) environment.  With extensive training in all major incidents;  back in 2004 he had first-hand experience of the incident whereby 4 teenage girls were struck by lightning in Hyde Park, one of who was not breathing after being struck – after CPR intervention she went on to make a full recovery: read more

Iain also teaches other Student Paramedics / Trainees into the Service and has obtained an Associate Practice Placement Educator APPEd to do this.  Throughout his career the learning curve continues including being proactive when it comes to the changing development in Patient Care.


1800 -1845   Networking and Light Refreshments

1845 -2100   Event (all times are appx)


Preferential Member Rate: £8 / Non-members and Guests:  £10  Book here  and follow instructions by Monday, 12 May 2014


Department for International Development (DfID), 22 Whitehall, London SW1 2EG