The best patient outcomes are gained from working as a team. We are proud to work with so many outstanding organisations in the work we do.
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST)
Activated by their Critical Care Desk (CCD), the Magpas Air Ambulance team attends seriously ill or injured patients in the region, working alongside their clinical staff.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)
The EMAS HEMS desk requests our team to attend patients in areas such as Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, and the Magpas Air Ambulance team can accompany EMAS paramedics transporting patients to hospitals as far away as Hull or Coventry.
Teamwork improves patient outcomes, and we train and work with our local regional air ambulances and British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) organisations—including East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA), the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS), the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) and the Beds and Herts Emergency Critical Care Scheme (BHECCS).
As a member of Air Ambulances UK, we work at many levels together to share best practice, learning and improvements.
Cambridge University Hospitals
Our regional specialist hospital is a close partner where many of our doctors also work in intensive care, anaesthetics or the Emergency Department (ED). We share best practice and learning to ensure the highest standards of care. With them, we research and innovate—participating in research studies together such as RePHILL (looking at blood products in trauma care) or innovating through piloting a regional trauma transfer service.
Paediatric and Neonatal Decision Support and Retrieval Service (PaNDR)
In a unique collaboration, we are partnered with the regional PaNDR service based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Magpas Air Ambulance and PaNDR host joint clinical fellow posts, with doctors working in both services and bringing the best of PHEM and paediatric critical care together.
Luton and Dunstable Hospital
As one of the busiest hospitals in our region, together we have identified the benefits of collaborating with joint clinical fellow posts in the ED, enabling us to better serve the people of Bedfordshire.
Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Police
At the scenes of serious incidents, we work closely with the police to ensure everybody's safety and delivery of patient care. All police officers are trained in delivering first aid, with some having advanced skills and equipment. Magpas Air Ambulance provides medical advice to all three police forces, and has supported quality improvement initiatives such as the provision of lifesaving drug naloxone—a drug used to reverse the effects of opiates.
Cambridgeshire Fire Service and Rescue Service (CFRS)
Delivering expertise in rescue, extrication and firefighting, we spend time training alongside CFRS to ensure we work well as a team when time is of the essence. Magpas Air Ambulance supports the CFRS “Biker Down” programme, educating motorcyclists on what to do if involved in a collision.
East of England Trauma Network
Major trauma is often where the skills of the Magpas Air Ambulance team are most needed. We have been integral in the creation and development of the East of England Trauma Network, and continue to work with them to improve care.
Health Education England (HEE) / NHS England
Training and development is fundamental to our service. Working alongside HEE, we were the first organisation in the UK to host Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) doctors in training, and continue to be the biggest training provider. Working with EEAST and HEE, we are now pioneering the paramedic development pathway with a HEMS Paramedic Pathway.