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Doctors can use green flashing lights (and sometimes blue) on their vehicles to attend emergencies.

EA08 TLZ This Skoda Octavia vrs is a 2008 …

EA08 TLZ This Skoda Octavia vrs is a 2008 addition to London HEMS’s fleet. It is the first vehicle to carry prominent advertising for sponsor Saints Transport. It is fitted with a blue/green roof light bar, dashboard flasher unit and leds behind the grille.
The rear view of the Skoda. “Not in use” signs can be seen as the vehicle awaits being made operational.
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ET06 VGE is a Skoda Octavia VRS that is used by …

ET06 VGE is a Skoda Octavia VRS that is used by the HEMS doctors in London. It is used in addition to the air ambulance to get highly trained doctors to serious medical incidents in the capital. The vehicle is sponsored by D&G cars.
The rear view of the Octavia. You can see the NHS logo, London Ambulance Service logo as well as subtle adverts for the sponsoring company.
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M4 UGR This Volvo V70 is used as a doctor’s …

M4 UGR This Volvo V70 is used as a doctor’s emergency car. It carries full-height ambulance battenburg markings on the sides and is fitted with small blue flashing lights around the bodywork. It also can be fitted with a full width green and blue light bar onto the roof rails. It is used by a BASICS doctor in Suffolk.
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NK06 DHD This Mercedes Benz Vito van is decked out …

NK06 DHD This Mercedes Benz Vito van is decked out in ambulance-style battenburg markings. It has a clear light bar that flashes green, along with the repeaters in the front grille and wings. It has no writing on it expect for an ‘NHS’ logo. The central part of the vehicle has three seats for transporting people.
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YK55 AEL This Honda CRV is an NHS emergency doctors’ …

YK55 AEL This Honda CRV is an NHS emergency doctors’ car. It is an ex-TENYAS rapid response vehicle. After the collapse of North Yorkshire Emergency Doctors, TENYAS took over the service. The TENYAS wording was removed from the rearmost side windows and the blue lights changed to green.
The rear view of the CRV. Notice that the roof light bar contains red lights to the rear that can be used when the vehicle is stationary.
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EX54 XVL is a Subaru Impreza used by HEMS doctors …

EX54 XVL is a Subaru Impreza used by HEMS doctors in London when they are not in their helicopter. It is a slight departure from their previous vehicles as the bodywork is bright blue rather than dark blue (see below). It still has the blue and green flashing lights and distinctive livery.
The side view of the same Impreza. The doctors and paramedics that are part of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service are easily recognised by their orange jumpsuits. The website shown along the door sills is for a medical supplies company that sponsor them.
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T669 HPX This is a Honda BASICS emergency doctor’s …

T669 HPX This is a Honda BASICS emergency doctor’s motorbike. It operates out of Portsmouth and is an ex-Hampshire police bike. It is very rare to see a motorbike fitted with green flashing lights. This will be short-lived however, as it is due to re-fitted with blue lights in early 2005.
The same motorbike now fitted with blue lights. This medical response motorcycle was extensively used for Medical Incident Officer duties during the 2005 Portsmouth International Fleet Review and International Festival of the Sea. It’s role is displayed on a large placard on the front.
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VN52 FFS This is a Subaru Impreza ambulance / doctor car. It is …

VN52 FFS This is a Subaru Impreza ambulance / doctor car. It is used by London’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) team to get to emergency calls when the helicopter is unavailable. The 4WD turbo-charged Impreza has lightening-quick acceleration and superb handling, but these qualities will be rarely used on the capital’s congested roads.
The rear view, showing the high visibility markings and the roof-mounted green and blue flashing lights, very rare in the UK. They can be used because a doctor and a paramedic will be in the vehicle.
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KC02 WXU This BASICS doctor Audi estate has…

KC02 WXU This BASICS doctor Audi estate has green/yellow battenburg livery and unusually is fitted with blue flashing lights. Notice how the roof lights and grille lights are fitted without drilling, to help maintain the sell-on value of the car.
The rear of the car, this time with the doors closed. It is sponsored by Medi-Logistics.
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