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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 of primary care and substance misuse services. CQC plan to regulate independent healthcare services in a more targeted, responsive and collaborative way, including: •  how [...]

2018-02-05T16:32:39+00:00 February 5th, 2018|News|

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 CQC held a Focus Group meeting in early January. The Association was invited to attend this meeting , during which the CQC sought views on [...]

2018-01-17T14:30:54+00:00 January 17th, 2018|News|

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 IAA Director Ed Potter and Mark Raisbeck (Managing Director at Falck Medical Services). The first meeting of the Group will be 23th November and will [...]

2017-11-22T16:38:27+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|News|

IAA forms CQC Guidance Task Group

IAA forms CQC Guidance Task Group At their recent Board meeting, IAA Directors agreed to form a CQC Guidance Task Group to develop guidance for Member companies in preparing for and managing CQC inspections. The Group will be Co-Chaired by IAA Director Andy King and Claire Olohan-Bramley (CQC Registered Manager with BEARS). The first meeting [...]

2017-11-17T12:55:58+00:00 November 17th, 2017|News|

IAA appoint new Directors

IAA appoint new Directors We're pleased to announce the appointment of 5 new Directors to the Board, who bring a wealth of experience across a range of provision and scale: Alan Carter (G4S) Andy King (Hearts First Ambulance) Ed Potter (Arriva Transport Solutions) Henry Bilinski (HATS) Jamie Smith (NWPALS) - Associate Director Commenting on the [...]

2017-10-11T16:36:14+00:00 October 11th, 2017|News|

Care Quality Commission – The state of healthcare in England 2016/17

Care Quality Commission - The state of healthcare in England 2016/17  The Association was invited to the unveiling of the Care Quality Commission's report "The state of healthcare and adult social care in England 2016/17" on 10th October. CCQ Chief Executive Sir David Behan presented the main findings of the report, commissioned by the Department [...]

2017-10-12T10:19:22+00:00 October 11th, 2017|News|

Care Quality Commission to extend ratings to independent ambulance providers.

CQC to extend ratings systems to independent ambulance providers The Department of Health has published its response to the August 2016 consultation on extending CQC ratings to additional providers. The Association welcomes this announcement and has been campaigning for a level playing field with NHS organisations since its creation in 2012, along with regulatio [...]

2017-11-17T11:43:49+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News|

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 not contact David Brown at Broden Media and have a conversation about 'early bird' offers.

2017-10-07T09:55:30+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Events, News|

BBC highlights challenge of moving bariatric patients and how the independent sector has geared up

BBC News has highlighted the increasing incidents of ambulance services conveying bariatric patients and the challenges they face. The report also highlights the changes NHS Ambulance Trusts have made to their vehicle fleets. The Association was approached by BBC South East who were interested to know how the independent ambulance companies were meeting the challenges [...]

2017-05-11T15:53:20+00:00 May 11th, 2017|News|

Code Blue delivers custom made ECMO retrieval vehicle

Code Blue Specialist Vehicles recently delivered a custom made vehicle for the North East Children's Transport and Retrieval Team. Commenting on the delivery Chris Manfield, MD at Code Blue, said "The new vehicle is a great example of the private sector working with colleagues in the NHS to support very specialised roles. This unique [...]

2017-05-18T13:14:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|News|