LAS providers get car lease deals to boost morale

It's part of an eight-point plan to retain and recruit staff after 62 percent of London Ambulance Service employees said they would not recommend it as a place to work


London Evening Standard

LONDON — London ambulance staff are to be offered help to lease new cars in a bid to reverse plummeting morale and prevent them quitting their jobs.

Almost one in five paramedic posts in the capital is vacant — leading to the worst 999 response times in the country and leaving the remaining staff stressed and burned-out.

Ambulance chiefs this week approved an eight-point plan to retain staff and attract former and new employees to the service, with a “salary sacrifice” scheme to lease a car among the  proposed incentives.

Read full storyCar deals to boost London Ambulance Service paramedics’ morale

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