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Emily Dunn, Communications and Media Officer

Email: emily.dunn@emas.nhs.uk

Tel: 0115 884 5049

Mobile: 07813 004014


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Out of hours contact details  


Our Communications team operate an on-call system but only for very urgent enquiries relating to large, major events or incidents. All routine enquiries will be dealt with during normal office hours.


The on-call officer is Melanie Wright who can be contacted on 07875 394418.

Media releases


Lincolnshire Police and Ambulance responses

26 September 2016

Mum and son to meet his lifesavers

2 September 2016


Annual General Meeting 2016

30 August 2016


Cardiac arrest patient to meet Paramedic lifesaver

25 August 2016


Care Quality Commission report

10 May 2016

Youngsters hope to save more lives in Leicester city centre
5 May 2016


Retiring after 39 years service

4 May 2016


Man jailed for abusive and nuisance 999 calls

14 April 2016

EMAS Leadership plans

07 April 2016

Derbyshire Health United and EMAS to provide NHS 111 service
5 April 2016

EMAS awarded Patient Transport Service

5 April 2016

Inspirational young girl from Northamptonshire given special award for providing outstanding care
15 March 2016


Update on Chief Executive

14 March 2016

Miracle man brought back to life

16 February 2016

Message from Chairman Pauline Tagg

15 February 2016

Derbyshire Paramedic Kilimanjaro Trek

27 January 2016

Growing number of compliments for EMAS staff

11 January 2016

Ambulance technician saves man’s life during flight

5 January 2016


Busy New Year for EMAS

1 January 2016




National TV coverage

EMAS has developed good relationships with many broadcast media outlets and has regularly featured on national TV programmes. Below are the highlights from 2015:


Good Morning Britain- feature on inappropriate calls (live broadcast from our Nottingham control room)


Good Morning Britain- interview with call handler who gave CPR advice to an 11 year old who saved his dad


Good Morning Britain- sofa interview with call handler who gave CPR advice to man whose girlfriend went into cardiac arrest


BBC Breakfast- article on the (Lincolnshire) Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project


BBC One Show- Piece about Emergency First Responder Scheme


BBC Close Calls (BBC TWO)- Four stories appeared on the daytime programme including interviews with staff who had saved patients


Kyle Files- Jeremy Kyle went out in Lincoln with crews to experience the challenges of responding to emergencies on a Saturday night

Good Morning Britain- member of staff thanks volunteers and crew mates who saved his life. 



Media releases and statements 


Don't start 2016 in an ambulance

29 December 2015


Paramedics travel to Lapland

10 December 2015


Paramedic gets special delivery

08 December 2015


Teenage student ready to help save lives

4 December 2015


Derby resident to thank ambulance crew for restarting his heart five times

3 December 2015 


Laverick Award presented to brothers in Northampton

 27 November 2015


Be a Flu Fighter 

26 November 2015

Ambulance service vehicles given excellence award

23 November 2015


Off duty paramedic hailed hero

23 November 2015


Ambulance service observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 November 2015


Ambulance service fighting back against violence on staff

19 November 2015


Volunteers take on challenge to raise lifesaving funds

17 November 2015


Roland meets his lifesaver

10 November 2015


EMAS announced as the preferred bidder for provision of Patient Transport Service in Derbyshire

10 November 2015 


Giving the gift of life to thousands of teens

17 June 2015


More patients treated faster than ever before

16 June 2015


Blue light collaboration with Fire & Rescue Services across the East Midlands

19 May 2015


29 new ambulances across the East Midlands

15 May 2015


Supporting the LGBT community at EMAS

11 May 2015


More frontline crews join EMAS - and more are needed!

8 May 2015


EMAS Chief Executive appointed

1 May 2015


Think 'meds' as well as eggs

2 April 2015


EMAS crews meet teenage trauma patient

31 March 2015


EMAS win national #flufighter award

27 March 2015


Media Release - Northamptonshire paramedic helps with Ebola relief

10 March 2015


Media Release - Leicester boy saves dad's life

16 February 2015


Statement - National NHS strike action suspended

28 January 2015


Media Release - National Industrial Action; Public Advised to Plan Ahead

27 January 2015


Media Release - Cold weather puts more pressure on ambulance service

29 December 2014


Media Release - Record number of 999 calls

18 December 2014 


Man who assaulted Paramedic is sentenced

15 December 2014


Help us to help you by using our services wisely

December 2014

You wouldn't call a Coastguard if you fell in a puddle ...

You wouldn't call the Fire Service to blow out a candle ...


Media Release- Newark patient meets his lifesaver

24 November 2014


Media Release- National Industrial Action Update

24 November 2014


Media Release - National Industrial Action on Monday (24 November)

21 November 2014


Media Release - Royal recognition for East Midlands paramedic

Photograph - Cliff Ward in 1973 - Cliff features on the bottom row at the end on the right.

Photograph - Cliff Ward at Buckingham Palace

21 November 2014


Media Release- Stop the flu

6 November 2014


Media Release- EMAS data loss- results of investigation

30 October 2014


Data loss- Independent Investigation

30 October 2014


Media Statement- Update- Develpoing our estates strategy

28 October 2014


Media Statement- Key strategies being discussed at trust board

28 October 2014


Media Release - Inquest - Mr Mallalieu

24 October 2014


Media Release- Shortlist for innovations award

21 October 2014


Media Release- Industrial action update

13 October 2014


Media Release - Industrial Action - Monday 13 October 2014

10 October 2014


Media Release- Heart attack survivor meets the volunteer who saved her life

6 October 2014


Media statement - Dog attack in Daventry

4 October 2014


Media Release- Leicestershire patient will reunite with his life savers

23 September 2014


Media Release- New Non-Executive Director joins EMAS

16 September 2014


Media Release - Patient Data Loss Incident

23 August 2014


Media Release - Chairperson recruitment

4 July 2014


Media Release- Avoid a call for a fall

16 June 2014


Media Release - light aircraft incident

14 June 2014


Media Release - Increase in 999 demand

12 June 2014


Media Release- Trauma patient meets ambulance crew who saved his life

10 June 2014


Media Release- Maria gets long service medal

09 June 2014


Media Release- Long service couple

29 May 2014


Media Release- Respect Award

23 May 2014


Media Release- Integrity Award

23 May 2014


Media Release- Contribution Award

23 May 2014


Media Release- Teamwork Award

23 May 2014


Media Release- Competence Award

23 May 2014


Media Release- Paul Richard Basford Award

23 May 2014 


Media Release- Willetts Award

23 May 2014


Media Release- EMAS wins one national award and is shortlisted for two others

7 May 2014


Media Release - Danny meets BBC #JuniorParamedic crew

9 April 2014


Media Release -  CQC Inspection Reflects Improvement Programme Underway at EMAS

Care Quality Commission report

9 April 2014


Media Release- 2 year old is mummys hero

31 March 2014


Listen to Rileys 999 call
Riley talking to EMAS

Riley saying mummys on the floor


Media Release- Bravery award to staff at Billing Aquadrome

27 March 2014


Media Release- Healthy Living event at Sherwood Forest Hospitals

26 March 2014


Media Release- Doing the double- shortlisted for two BMJ awards

20 March 2014


Media Statement- Gas explosion in Derby

18 March 2014


Media Statement- Our estates plan

12 March 2014


Media Release- Staff run Silverstone

05 March 2014


Media Release- Nuthall & District CFR launch

24 February 2014


Media Release- Patient shares his thanks to paramedics who saved his life

21 February 2014


Media Release- Leicester health and police partners battle hate crime

20 February 2014


Media Release- Three defibs in village

19 February 2014


Media Release- Pakistani Minister says thank you when visiting EMAS

11 February 2014


Media Release- CFR recognised with 'Giving Extra' award

04 February 2014


Media Statement- Incident at Greenfields school

03 February 2014


Media Statement- Incident at Hinckley

24 January 2014


Media Release- BAME CFR Open Evening

20 January 2014


Media Release- Consultant Paramedic live Twitter chat

6 January 2014


Media Release - New Year's day activity

2 January 2014


Media Release - Don't start new year in an ambulance

30 December 2013


Media Release- Van Excellence

23 December 2013