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1,000 Naloxone kits delivered by the Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service has reached the impressive target of distributing 1,000 Take Home Naloxone (THN) kits across Scotland, since the launch of a new naloxone training programme in 2021. 

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SAS’s Mobile Testing Units deliver 2 million tests

The Scottish Ambulance Service’s Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) have reached the monumental milestone of delivering two million tests across Scotland, since the service was launched at the end of August 2020.

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SAS Wildcat Cardiac Responders supporting local communities in the North East

A lifesaving initiative that utilises volunteers to respond to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests has been relaunched by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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New data reveals the numbers of attacks on ambulance staff

There have been over 500 verbal or physical assaults on the Scottish Ambulance Service’s staff by members of the public between January 2020 and October 2021, new data from the Service has revealed.  

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Increase in Ambulance Service Staffing to Help with Ongoing Pressures

The Scottish Ambulance Service is accelerating recruitment of new staff over the coming weeks with 356 front line paramedics, technicians and ambulance care assistants being deployed over winter and into early spring.

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SAS’s flu vaccination bus is targeting Highland schools

School students in the Highlands are being offered easy access to the flu vaccination, through the Scottish Ambulance Service’s drop-in vaccination bus.

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Call for Bystander Action to Save Lives for Restart a Heart Day

**Under embargo until 00:01 UK time Friday 15th October 2021**

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Fifteen-year-old local hero presented with SAS certificate

A fifteen-year-old from Aberdeen has been presented with a Certificate of Commendation from the Scottish Ambulance Service, following his brave actions in saving a young girl, which earned him a Local Hero Award at the Inspiring Aberdeen Awards 2021.

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14 new ambulance posts set to be introduced to reduce on-call working

Fourteen new ambulances posts are set to be introduced in the North and West regions of Scotland to reduce on-call working, as part of the announcement of an extra £20m of funding by the Scottish Government. 

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SAS call handler wins Dispatcher of the Year

An Ambulance Control Centre (ACC) Call Hander for the Scottish Ambulance Service has been named UK Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year, following his involvement in helping deliver a baby over the phone.

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Vaccination bus set to visit Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow

Students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow will have the chance to ensure they are vaccinated against Covid-19, as the Scottish Ambulance Service’s drop-in vaccination bus is set to visit the campus tomorrow (29th September).