I was fortunate enough to be able to undertake a number of different roles during my set of shifts that were, generally, at my discretion to self allocate.
The most enjoyable aspects of the job were seeing the genuine patient outcomes and the thanks received by some patients as well as the camaraderie between the clinical staff.
The pressures of reducing staff levels were severely impacting staff moral with clinical staff working long shifts with few to no breaks.While demotivating some staff I never saws patient care be negatively influenced by this.
For balance, i joined the London Ambulance Service in 2000 leaving in 2012 so I am not qualified to comment on the current morale and working practices within the trust currently. That said, I would definitely consider applying for a position with the London Ambulance Service again and remember my time their fondly.
Great staff camaraderie, fantastic patient care
External influences impacted on the management of staff reducing morale