This issue has been inspired by both autumn and winter – as cosy thoughts of hot chocolate and log fires enter our heads. We look at the more serious side of autumn and how fireworks can cause life-changing injuries (warning – this is on pages 10 and 11 and there is a picture that some may find disturbing). We also talk about how we plan for winter as early as August – ultimately, it’s the busiest season for our services.
With falls being one of the top reasons for 999 calls to us last winter, Community Specialist Paramedic Sara Harris talks about the simple steps you can take to prevent falls around the home.
We also catch up with BBC Radio presenter Nayha Ahmad, fresh from her role presenting our prestigious Star Awards. She chats about why inclusion and diversity are so important to her as a British Asian woman working in the media.
Can you imagine serving 50 years in your chosen profession? This is exactly what Keith has done, he talks to us about his impressive milestone achievement within the ambulance service.
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