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NARS Medics achieve exam success!

NARS Critical Care paramedics Ryan Warwick, Chris Neil and Carl Smith have all passed their Advanced Pre-Hospital Trauma Care module today.
This means that Chris and Ryan have achieved their Post Grad Diploma and Carl his Post Grad Certificate.
Chris and Ryan will be starting their dissertation in September, in preparation for their full Masters. They are on year 5 of 6 and are hopefully seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!
Congratulations to all of you!

Digital Marketeer Wanted!

Digital Marketing job opportunity! NARS is looking for someone to help us with a new Google AdWord campaign.

We have been granted a substantial AdWord charity budget by Google. Now we are seeking a bright individual to help us maximise the returns on this initiative.

We are looking for someone who either has, or is working towards the Google Adwords Certificate and is keen to gain experience in a commercial field without the risk of spending real money!

Team NARS at GEAR 2017

Team NARS were out in force today at the Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR) - a 10k run around King's Lynn.

Twenty-one Team NARS members braved the 10Km route and raised hundreds of pounds in sponsorship money. NARS volunteers also manned the water station at the 7.5Km mark - the thirsty runners were very glad to see them!

Team leader Paul Strutt, of NARS, was interviewed by Anthony Isaacs of BBC Radio Norfolk. You can hear the live broadcast here!

NARS called to paraglider accident

At 4.45pm today, NARS Critical Care paramedic Ryan Warwick was dispatched by the EEAST Critical Care Desk to an incident involving a paraglider at the cliffs at Weybourne.

Ryan was the first on scene and treated the patient, who was at the bottom of the cliffs. Ryan found the patient had incurred serious leg injuries and provided sedation and enhanced pain relief.

The Coastguard, Coastguard helicopter and air ambulance also attended the scene. The patient was airlifted to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

NARS feature in Mustard TV video

A group of volunteer paramedics are appealing for more help.
NARS – the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service – started up almost 50 years ago.
The team works alongside the ambulance service to help those involved in crashes on the roads and other medical emergencies.
But they’re a small group – and they want to get more well-trained doctors and medics to sign up.
Mustard TV's Mark Summers has been out on the road to see them in action.

NARS announced as charity partner for GEAR 2017

NARS is a charity partner for the 10k Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR), which takes place in King’s Lynn on 30th April 2017.

We’re really keen to field a great team of runners, all wearing NARS shirts and hopefully – raising lots of money for this fantastic cause. NARS Critical Care paramedics Carl Smith and Ryan Warwick respond to a very high number of calls in King’s Lynn and the surrounding area, so it’s great for us to be involved in this high-profile local event.

TGA Design & Build to host NARS Xmas Ball

TGA Design & Build are delighted to be celebrating their first year trading, by hosting our TGA Black & Gold Charity Christmas Ball in support of NARS.

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) is a local Norfolk charity providing life saving and expert medical help at the scene of road crashes and other emergencies.

Friday 2 December
7.00pm till Late
Maids Head Hotel, Norwich
£65 per ticket

#RanNorwich for NARS 2016!

Around 5,000 runners took part in the second Run Norwich today. It was a much hotter day than last year, making it tougher on the runners and resulting in numerous heat exhaustion cases. NARS provided medical cover for the event - Medic 22 was called to around 20 runners with problems. But most people said they enjoyed the challenging course and the post-race entertainment and facilities in Chapelfield Gardens.

Over 100 ran to raise money for NARS, including MP Norman Lamb. So far, it looks like over £11,000 has been raised.

Run Norwich Sponsor Form

Around 150 runners have signed up to take part in Run Norwich 2016 and run 10Km to raise money for NARS. In addition to Just Giving pages, runners have been asking for a paper Sponsor form which they can use to collect 'offline' donations.

A generic form is linked below. Please just download and print.

Samantha and her family tell their 'NARS' story

Today, NARS released 'Samantha's Story'  - a short film which describes how life changed abruptly for Samantha Conner and her family. The film is a touching account of how the intervention by a voluntary NARS Critical Care paramedic, made a real difference to the outcome.

You can see the video here:

A busy morning for NARS CCP Carl Smith

NARS Critical Care paramedic Carl Smith had a busy morning today. His first call was at 4.45am to attend a cardiac arrest in Kings Lynn.

At 5.50am he was asked to attend a man who was fitting.

At 7.30am Carl was travelling along the A148 when he witnessed the car in front leave the road and roll over. Carl stopped, called in the incident and requested an ambulance and police. The occupants fortunately only suffered minor injuries.

NARS mourns death of Dr Tony Press

It is our sad duty to report the death of Dr Tony Press.

Dr Press was member of NARS for over 20 years, responding to both medical and trauma emergencies when called by the ambulance service.

As part of his role he provided advanced clinical skills as well as additional drug administration such as strong pain relief and sedation, over and above the scope of ambulance service practice at that time.

NARS CCP Carl Smith called to fatal crash at North Creake

At 7.30pm on Friday 20th May, NARS CCP Carl Smith was dispatched to a serious three-vehicle road traffic collision at North Creake, near Fakenham.

It has been announced that one man was sadly killed in the collision. Two other people were injured. Carl assisted at the scene and accompanied the other patients to the QE hospital, Kings Lynn.

An ambulance and ambulance officer attended, as well as police and fire crews from Wells and Fakenham.

Red Lodge Country House supports NARS auction

We are delighted that the Red Lodge Country House, near Swaffham, is supporting NARS and the Show Ball auction.

Owners Pete and Karen have kindly donated some fantastic Lots for the auction, which takes place during the Show Ball.

The prizes will all undoubtedly create a lot of interest and keen bidding! They include:

A gourmet dinner and an overnight stay for two people, followed by breakfast and a half-day cookery course;

A full-day cookery course;

Ryan tasked to cardiac arrest

At 11.10am on 23rd April, NARS Critical Care Paramedic Ryan Warwick was dispatched from his home in Marham to West Acre, where a male patient had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Ryan provided advanced critical care skills and deployed the Lucas 2 automatic CPR machine. The patient was the taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn in a critical condition.

Photo: NARS responders being trained in the use of the Lucas 2 machine.

A busy day for NARS Critical Care paramedics...

Carl Smith's day started early with a call at 5.30am from the Critical Care Desk to attend a road traffic collision at Great Ryburgh.

At 11am, Ryan Warwick was called to a man in cardiac arrest in West Acre. Ryan used advanced skills and deployed the Lucas 2 automatic CPR machine. The man was transferred to the QE hospital in a critical condition.

At the same time, Carl Smith was called out again to a car vs. cyclist in King's Lynn town centre. A woman in her 40's had been struck by a car, resulting in serious injuries.

Royal support for NARS

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service is delighted to announce that they have received a donation from none less than the Queen herself.

Her Majesty requested that the donation be made from the Privy Purse Charitable Trust.

A spokesman for NARS said: "This really is marvellous news. The money is of course very welcome, but it is most gratifying that NARS has been recognised as a worthy cause by Her Majesty The Queen."

Filming started on 'Jessica's Story'

We were out filming today for the first short film to be shown at the NARS Norfolk Show Ball. This one will tell the story of Jessica, who fell from her horse in front of her mum Michelle, and how NARS paramedic Carl Smith provided critical care to save her life. A massive 'thank you' everyone who helped out today! (Especially Jessica, who had to spend ages laying on the cold wet sand!)

NARS medics called to serious A47 incident

At 8.40pm tonight, NARS Critical Care Paramedics Ryan Warwick and Carl Smith were called to a serious road traffic collision on the A47 near Kings Lynn.

Ryan and Carl assessed seven patients and provided critical care to a young person. They were backed up by EAAA air ambulance 'Anglia 2' and Magpas. The patient was airlifted to Addenbrooke's hospital in a serious condition.

Another patient was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn in a serious but stable condition.

NARS Show Ball line-up announced

Details of the evening's entertainment for the NARS Norfolk Show Ball have now been confirmed.

The Show Ball, which is a highlight of the Norfolk social calendar, takes place on Friday 24th June, the week before the Royal Norfolk Show itself.

Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and will be entertained by the Spangle steel band.

During the sumptuous three-course dinner, the Xenia Horne harp/violin/cello Trio will delight guests with a wide variety of classical and contemporary music.


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