The UK’s industry is facing a massive opportunity in the coming years with the advent of automated and connected ambulance services.
Ambulance systems are already in use around the world, with several countries already adopting the technology.
These systems, called Blue Sensor, can detect an injured person, check for breathing, and send out a medical alert via Bluetooth.
The systems are also used to assist paramedics in performing other duties, such as evacuating patients or delivering emergency care.
But the UK is not alone.
A recent report from the University of Bristol’s business school found that the UK has one of the highest rates of ambulance system failures, with one in 10 ambulance operators saying they would be unable to continue operations if they failed to meet certain deadlines.
The University of Bath business school’s report said the problem was partly due to the difficulty of delivering on deadlines, but also to the lack of confidence in the ambulance service itself.
“There is a lack of trust in the health and safety of people in the emergency services, particularly when they are in the midst of a severe illness,” the report said.
“Many people are scared to use the ambulance, or even don’t trust the paramedics, or their equipment.
The lack of safety is exacerbated by the fact that ambulance services are often run by inexperienced or poorly trained staff.”
Dr Mark Jones, a lecturer in emergency medicine at the University and a former paramedic himself, said the lack a professional attitude towards ambulance safety was the biggest problem.
“I think we need to have a professional ethos within the profession to make sure that we are as safe as possible,” he said.
“There’s a real danger in the way that people who have been trained are being trained, and in terms of getting to the point where we are getting results, and getting results quickly.”
The latest casualty of the Brexit debate is the Royal British Legion’s ambulance service, which was shut down last year.
It is now part of the Ambulances Scotland service.
“The decision was made to close the service in order to save money, but in doing so, it is leaving us without a single ambulance, which is quite sad,” Mr Jones said.
A spokesperson for the Royal London ambulance service said the decision was not due to any health and operational risk, but because the ambulance services funding was no longer available to the public.
“As we have always said, the ambulance is an essential service to provide to our patients, our staff and to support those in need,” the spokesperson said.
The UK’s medical regulator, the Royal College of Surgeons, said in a statement that its role in providing care to the UK public was “inextricably linked to the health, safety and well-being of our patients”.
“It is important to recognise that our role as a regulator is directly relevant to the needs of our member hospitals, and our role is to ensure that we take into account their own medical needs, and their own patient-physician relationships,” it said.