iaa - Independent Ambulance Association

The voice of the regulated independent ambulance industry

Benefits

Member Benefits Package

A comprehensive portfolio of benefits is available exclusively and free of charge to companies as part of their IAA membership subscription.

The list has been compiled after asking companies’ for suggestions and we are always looking for new benefits so please email your ideas and comments to david.davis@iaauk.org

This is what IAA members currently get:

1. IAA Logo
The IAA logo is an important and exclusive membership benefit and its required use is to highlight a member’s commitment to providing the highest levels of patient care and protection of their dignity.

2. Professional Lobbying
The IAA’s in-house communications staff will be working constantly with professional advisers Government Advisers Limited which operates in London and Brussels to present membership’s views on the key issues facing the independent ambulance industry to healthcare legislators and regulators.

3. Business Advisory Service
ELAS, which has operated in the UK since 1996, offers exclusive rates for IAA members a comprehensive range of business compliance services to meet the ever changing needs of business owners, including Employment Law, Health & Safety, Payroll, CRB Checks, Accredited Training, Absence Management and Intelligent Software Solutions.

4. New Business Alerts
Timely information about new business opportunities is essential for all IAA members and they will automatically receive notification about the latest ambulance related contract tender opportunities listed on TED, the Tender Electronic Daily, the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union.

5. Pro Forma Letters
A portfolio of pro forma letters to help members communicate effectively with third parties which directly and/or indirectly can impact on your businesses, such as Members of Parliament and the media as well as customers.  

6. Your Company Marketing
A main feature of the IAA website is a Directory of IAA Member Profiles and an interactive map which helps prospective customers to easily identify members’ services, locations and contact details.

7. Discussion Forum
Access to the IAA Forum (http://forum.iaauk.org) to keep members up to date with developments within the wider healthcare and ambulance communities and also exchange views and ideas with other IAA members.

8. Teleconferencing
IAA members and their own companies can enjoy the special discount prices for teleconference services provided by The Meeting Zone for their regular meetings in order to save time and avoid expensive travel and hotel costs.  

9. Recruitment Advertising
In collaboration with Paramedics Resource Centre, IAA members receive 20% on advertising on the most popular online ambulance jobs sites.

10. Training
Free posting on the IAA’s directory for members’ training services.

11. Insurance
Special discounts for IAA members will be offered by Miles Smith, one of the City of London’s leading insurance brokers, which specializes in serving private ambulance industry clients. It will also offer discount premiums across a range of personal insurance policies.

12. Exhibition Space
Specially negotiated discounts to exhibit at ambulance industry events.

13. Online Shopping
SP Services, the leading supplier of Medical, First Aid, Ambulance Paramedic and Emergency Rescue Equipment provides discounted online shopping for IAA members Established in 1989, SP now supplies most statutory NHS Ambulance Services, Police Forces, and Fire Services in the UK.

14. PR & Marketing
A set of basic public relations & marketing guidance papers has been created to help companies publicise their services.

15. Industry Research
The IAA will be publishing research reports and White Papers for member’ free and unlimited use.  

16. Newsletter
The IAA News Digest is a bi-monthly ezine for members, affiliates and healthcare executives.

17 Recruitment Advertising
A new 10% discounted recruitment advertising service, exclusive to IAA members has been launched in collaboration with the Paramedic Resource Centre.

Access to these exclusive IAA member benefits are password protected.