Ambulance 2023 new series start date confirmed as documentary returns to BBC One

When is BBC documentary Ambulance back on TV?

Ambulance is back for a new series in 2023 – when does it start on TV?

The hit medical documentary, which features voiceover from Christopher Eccleston, first debuted in 2016 and has aired yearly ever since.

A brand new series is on its way to BBC One soon – here’s all you need to know!

A group of paramedics pose for a group photo
Ambulance S11: Ian, Mandy, Lauren, Bushra, Cameron, Rachel, Kiera. Credit: BBC/Dragonfly Film and Television Ltd./Ryan McNamara

When does Ambulance start?

The new series of Ambulance begins on Thursday, 24 August at 9PM on BBC One.

The series is the eleventh series to air on BBC One.

As well as watching on TV, you’ll be able to watch online via BBC iPlayer here.

You can currently catch up on the most recent series online via iPlayer now.

For the new series, Ambulance returns to follow the staff of North East Ambulance Service.

As ever, the show will lift the lid on the real human stories behind the sirens as cameras follows both paramedics out on the road and those handling the 999 calls.

The first episode of the Bafta award-winning series covers the first of two strike days affecting ambulance services across the country, the most wide-scale industrial action for a generation.

North West Ambulance Service loses over a third of its workforce as staff join the picket lines to strike over pay, working conditions and their concerns for patient safety.

As a result, with limited resources, the service will only be responding to category 1 and 2 calls, the most life-threatening, and category 3 and 4 calls will not be sent an ambulance.

Calls covered in the instalment include a request for help for a patient not breathing with call handler Annie guiding the caller through life-saving instructions.

Another caller asks for assistance from the ambulance service with an 89-year-old female who has fallen.

Recording during a historical period of uncertainty for the NHS, the episode introduces the staff of North West Ambulance Service from the picket line to the front line.

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