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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
IAA Executive Chairman, Alan Howson, recently met with colleagues from the CQC as part of the Associations regular conversations with Government Departments, Regulators and key stakeholders. Commenting on the meeting, Alan Howson said "The [...]
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.
Following consultation on a proposed level 6 Trailblazer Paramedic Apprenticeship the Department for Education has approved the development. The work will be overseen by the newly created Institute for Apprenticeships. No timescale has been [...]
Medical Alert - Physio Control defibrillators Our attention has been drawn to a Medical Alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding faulty defibrillators manufactured by Physio Controlhttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/faulty-defibrillator-warning. If you [...]
National Ambulance Memorial Service, 15th September Alan Howson (Executive Chairman) represented the Association at the the Ambulance Services Memorial Services held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on 15th September 2016. The event [...]