Who are we?
After completing a four day training course provided by EMAS, our responders will volunteer to work on a rota system in support of the ambulance service, responding to high priority 999 calls potentially anywhere in the East Midlands. By acting as an additional resource to the ambulance service, they will reduce the time members of the public have to wait for emergency intervention when every minute counts, as well as supplementing their own experience levels that will benefit the NHS in the future.
The principle aims of the scheme are:
- To provide the opportunity for all students to have a real impact on the lives of people within their community.
- To promote a multi-disciplinary healthcare approach, with inter-professional learning, by pairing volunteers from varied healthcare disciplines together on shifts.
- To establish a rounded peer support network of future healthcare professionals through collaborative mentoring and reflection.
- To give future healthcare professionals the opportunity to witness and experience the progression of patients from primary to secondary care.
We already have over sixty students from various healthcare courses and beyond responding in our communities.
Scheme Coordinator: Andrew Orsi (email)
Operations Lead: Rachel Groome (email)
Recruitment Lead: Nadir Parkar (email)
Treasurer: Alexander Ferriman (email)
General Secretary: Daniel Fountain (email)