Radio Communications

These are the NHS State Codes for use on the Radio. It is imperative you use these as they make communications easier for NHS and beyond


State 1 – On duty



State 2 – On patrol



State 3 – At the Station



State 4 – Break (Max 15 minutes)



State 5 – On route to destination - followed by the destination



State 6 – Arrived at destination - followed by the destination



State 7 – In Training



State 8 – In surgery/CT scan/X-Ray - Any Hospital room with specialist equipment



State 9 – Patient transport to Hospital - Followed by Category



State 10 - Going off duty



State Z – Government sit


These are the Categories to be used when transporting a patient back to hospital. It allows those expecting the patient knowledge of the severity of the injuries and how to prepare for their arrival.


Category 1 -- Immediate Risk to Life -- Cardiac Arrest/Respiratory arrest etc



Category 2 -- Serious Transport -- Stroke, or Chest Pains, or Pain not reduced by Medication



Category 3 -- Urgent Transport -- Diabetic, requiring further or Non-Paramedic Medication



Category 4 -- Non-Urgent -- Requires Hospital Treatment, Scan or Ward admission for further assessment