The Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP) are pleased to announce that East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust has gone live with the new Mobile Data and Vehicle Solution (MDVS) after a successful pilot phase. Rollout has commenced across the fleet of 582 ambulances and response vehicles. This is part of the Ambulance Radio Programme’s national deployment; a new National Mobilisation Application (which includes Sat Nav functionality) and new hardware in the vehicles which will be utilised throughout all Ambulance Service in England and the Wales Ambulance Service.
Duncan Bray – ARP Director; “ARP have worked closely with the team in East Midlands Ambulance Service to reach this major milestone. Reflecting back to the early part of 2023, we went live with Yorkshire Ambulance Service in April 2023, the first Trust to go live with the Mobile Data Vehicle Solution. Since then, we have now gone live in the North East, North West, Wales, East of England Ambulance Services and this week successfully gone live in the East Midlands Ambulance Service. This is reflection of all the hard work, continuous learning and collaborative efforts between ARP, the Trusts and our Suppliers. We are also in the middle of trialling in London Ambulance with their new vehicles being brought into service. Well done to everyone involved in the preparation and planning for the most recent go live in East Midlands Ambulance Service!”
Dave Walton – ARP Implementation Manager; “It has been a privilege to work with the project team at East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) for the last 12 months. The hard work and dedication of the project team has ensured the transition from pilot into live service has been seamless. Many hours have been spent integrating systems, testing, developing and rolling out training material for operational and Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff, and planning the final roll out of MDVS to circa 600 frontline emergency response vehicles. Great work from a great team.”
Craig Wyles – EMAS Head of Operations – North Derbyshire; “Any transformational change can be challenging, however, the dedication and attention to detail from the project group has positively influenced how this has all come together. Everyone involved has embraced the change and direction of travel, which has taken our operational colleagues on this journey with us and will ultimately improve safety for us and our patients. Our external partners have been patient with us, allowing us the time to get it right.”
Neil Spencer – EMAS EOC Service Improvement Manager; “After many months of preparation, we were excited to commence our full roll out of the National Mobilisation Application (NMA) on Monday 20 October 2023. With more than 1,000 incidents put through our NMA pilot, we had the assurance needed to commence our full roll out. Our pilot was a big success, and our staff feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I am grateful to the support from our colleagues at the Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP), which has allowed us to progress smoothly from pilot to go live, with no significant issues. Both ARP and EMAS have worked hard together to get us to this momentous point, and we now look forward to ploughing ahead with our migration from the old to the new.” ARP would like to thank our Suppliers – Terrafix, Telent, Panasonic & Centerprise for their support during this rollout! Looking forwards to 2024 London Ambulance Service and all other remaining Ambulance Trusts in England will also deploy our solution into their Ambulance fleet.