In February we began a new strand to our service for the NHS here in Derby. A three-month trial will test our capacity to increase our delivery frequency and to determine if patients like how their medication is delivered.
We are delivering to two patient groups, ‘OPAT’ and ‘haemophilia’, making up to 6 more deliveries each day to private homes, nursing homes or London Road Community Hospital.
Early indications are that the service is being very well received and of course, helping to save our local NHS money!
Our job just got a little safer….maybe!
With the news that the ‘safety’ cameras on the M1 are permanently ‘live’, and not just when the ‘smart’ motorway lowers the speed limit, we hope to witness fewer reckless speeders on our trips to Sheffield on the M1.
Derbyshire Blood Bikers are all advanced riders and will make good progress within the scope of the law. Blood bikes do not have an exemption from the speed limits, even though blue lights can, and are, used by some BB groups (but not in Derbyshire) when there is medical urgency.
Most will find the lawful use of blue lights for emergency cases and no speed limit exemptions really confusing but that is the incoherent state of our traffic law on this.
Read more at the Derby Telegraph.
Derbyshire Blood Bikes is a non profit registered charity that provides a service to our NHS transporting lifesaving medical items for hospitals in our region; we carry blood, urgent samples & medications. We also transport donated breast milk into the national milk bank supply chain, this is used to support feeding of premature or seriously ill babies. Indeed, if we can carry it safely ….. We will transport it.