6 episodes

They're on the roads 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, responding to over 9 million Londoners. But what really goes on behind the sirens? From major incidents to prank callers, this blue light podcast gives you a peak into the day to day life of staff in one of the world's busiest ambulance services.

Behind the Sirens London Ambulance Service

    • Health & Fitness

They're on the roads 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, responding to over 9 million Londoners. But what really goes on behind the sirens? From major incidents to prank callers, this blue light podcast gives you a peak into the day to day life of staff in one of the world's busiest ambulance services.

    999 Operations Centre

    999 Operations Centre

    We’re ending season one with two emergency healthcare heroes, Alison Blakey and Kelly Newton. On this episode, they talk us through what actually happens when you call 999, alongside their most stressful...and strangest calls. From delivering 8 babies over the phone to taking a call from someone who broke their acrylic nail, this episode is an emotional rollercoaster. Will their siren noises end the season on a high?

    • 40 min
    Wellbeing

    Wellbeing

    We’ve all been there...when work, family, friends...LIFE is stressing us out and we need to just sit in a corner and cry, right? That’s why a supportive work environment and colleagues is crucial to getting over those stressful days, weeks and months. On this episode, extra-curricular superstars and wellbeing gurus, Jules Lockett and Kieran Mulligan, chat with me about all that the London Ambulance Service is doing to promote positive working environments. This is an episode for anyone who might be looking for tips on how to chill or ideas on how to implement and promote wellbeing in their own place of work. Let’s get zen!

    • 35 min
    Major Incidents

    Major Incidents

    We have lucked out with our three guests this week who are discussing all things ‘GOLD’ and major incident. Stuart Crichton, Peter Rhodes and Graham Norton have a combined 73 years of working for the London Ambulance Service. Wisdom, right? They join me on this episode to discuss what it’s like looking after London at night and the emotional side of responding to severe or major incidents. No spoilers here...but Peter Rhodes also shares some pretty revealing stories from his past and Stuart juggles. Literally. Don’t miss this one!

    • 33 min
    Paramedics

    Paramedics

    Ever wondered what it’s like on the frontline? Two of our AMAZING paramedics, Becky and Lauren, join me on this episode to discuss responding to life threatening calls, the jobs that stay with you years later and what it’s like to be paired with a crew mate and...ya ain’t clicking! It’s all happening on this episode...so prepare to laugh and for some impressive soprano range ambulance noises. Don’t forget to subscribe and join in the discussion across the London Ambulance Service’s social media platforms.

    • 35 min
    Mental Health

    Mental Health

    Did you know that the London Ambulance Service has Mental Health team who respond to calls from people experiencing a mental health crisis? They are incredible! On this episode, I chat with Carly Lynch and Ben Lawrie about all things mental health, from how this pioneering service works to what we should do if we’re having a mental health crisis. Make sure to listen out for their ambulance siren noises at the end!

    • 18 min
    We’re on our way!

    We’re on our way!

    Behind the Sirens is on its way! Over the next 5 episodes, you’re going to join me (Andrew) as I find out what goes on behind those blue flashing lights. From mental health awareness to life on the road as a paramedic, this blue light podcast is the perfect commute buddy for anyone who wants an insight into the day to day lives of the staff in one of the world’s busiest ambulance services.

    • 58 sec

Customer Reviews

Lyndon Allen ,

Simply fantastic

A fabulous balance combining education with humour. Well done to everyone involved at times you had me laughing out loud.

sarascoop ,

Great pod

Wonderful host

Jules Lockett ,

Awesome work!

Great work from the NHS Comms Team

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