Get the picture? motorcycle paramedic Andy Whatling puts a new lapel-mounted camera through its paces. The camera relays pictures to other system users via a belt-mounted computer.

Surrey Ambulance Service trust is taking part in a Department of Trade and Industry/EU trial of the device.

A trust spokesperson said it could provide useful information for hospitals and clinics, showing, for example, the site at which crash injuries were caused.

It may also act as a telemedicine link, providing back-up for paramedics.