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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.

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Recent News

Care Quality Commission – Ratings Consultation open

CQC Ratings Consultation CQC has launched the third consultation on their next phase of regulation covering independent healthcare such as ambulance providers, acute hospitals, doctors and clinics, online providers [...]

Care Quality Commission – Ratings Focus Group

CQC Ratings Focus Group Following on from the announcement by the Department of Health in September 2017 to extend the Ratings of providers to include independent ambulance providers, the [...]

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IAA forms national PTS Framework Task Group

IAA forms national PTS Framework Task Group At their recent Board meeting, IAA Directors also agreed to form a national PTS Framework Task Group. The Group will be Co-Chaired by [...]


Life Connections 2018 takes to the road

Life Connections 2018 Life Connections 2018 takes to the road next year, running four one day regional conference events at the following venues: Pavillions of Harrogate - Thursday 29th March 2018 Frenchay Campus, Bristol [...]

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Emergency Services Show, 19th – 20th September 2018 (NEC, Birmingham)

Emergency Services Show, 20th-21st September, NEC The Emergency Services Show will be returning to the NEC on the 19th-20th September and will be in Hall 5. If you're reading this and thinking of exhibiting, why [...]

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IAA membership is important for all independent ambulance services registered by the Care Quality Commission.