The IAA was formed in January 2012 to represent the interests of independent ambulance providers who are registered with the Care Quality Commission. A ‘not for profit’ body our core values are to work in a manner that is brave, decent and independent.
We are formally recognised by Government, the NHS, the Departments of Health & Transport, and media outlets being as the voice of the independent ambulance sector.
Our providers are diverse – from small and local to large and nationwide – but they all have one guiding principle: the care, well-being and safety of their patients.
As an organisation we fully support the regulation of those providing patient care and transportation; in England this is registration with the Care Quality Commission, which guarantees to event organisers, NHS commissioners and patients the highest quality standards.
The Care Quality Commission has published examples inspectors have seen of good and outstanding care. The publication can be downloaded via this link: Celebrating good care, championing outstanding care.
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IAA membership is important for all independent ambulance services registered by the Care Quality Commission.