News 2017-01-23T17:16:34+00:00


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Care Quality Commission: Celebrating good care championing outstanding care (April 2017)

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.

Life Connections event, 6th-7th June (Telford)

Life Connections event, 6th-7th June (Telford) Life Connections 2017 will run alongside the Emergency Fleet Exhibition & NAPFM Conference, taking place at the Telford International Conference Centre, Telford, on Tuesday June 6 and Wednesday June [...]

Paramedic Trailblazer Apprenticeship – approval to develop given

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 [...]

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Victoria Derbyshire – State of the NHS programme

Victoria Derbyshire “State of the NHS” programme – thoughts from the audience A very interesting morning as a member of the audience debating the state of the NHS. The BBC did an excellent job [...]

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Volvo Cars – offers and new emergency vehicles

Volvo Cars - offers and new emergency vehicles Our partners at Volvo Cars UK have shared information on competitive prices on stock cars available for immediate delivery. Volvo Cars UK has also released their new [...]

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Medical Alert – Physio Control defibrillators

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 Control If you [...]

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Should Ambulance Technicians be registered

Should Ambulance Technicians be registered   Our Executive Chairman, Alan Howson, was interviewed on the Victoria Derbyshire show on 6th October, responding to questions raised in relation to the tragic case of Gary Page [...]

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IAA at the ESS

News updates Thanks to all those who stopped by to share their thoughts with the Association at the ESS; it's good to listen. Thanks also to Clare Short (IAA Director) and business partner colleagues [...]

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National Ambulance Memorial Service, 15th September

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 [...]

CQC ratings consultation

CQC ratings consultation We are pleased to share the news that the anomaly of the ratings issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Ambulance providers only applying to NHS Ambulance Trusts finally looks [...]

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Bristol Ambulance Service

Bristol Ambulance Service Colleagues at Bristol Ambulance Service shared their great news on winning a 5 year contract with Bristol Ambulance with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to provide of Neo-Natal and Paediatric [...]

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Margaret Serna CBE

Margaret Serna CBE We're delighted to share the news that Margaret Serna, one of Directors, was awarded the CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list for services to Further Education. A very well done [...]

BBC interviews May 2016

BBC interviews May 2016 Colin Vanlint James Barnes: Alan Howson: BBC Surrey James Barnes: BBC Radio Essex

  • Hayden Newton

New non-Executive Director appointed

New non-Executive Director appointed Hayden Newton QAM has been appointed as our non-Executive Director. Hayden has extensive experience of working in both the public and voluntary sectors, having previously been the Chief Executive of [...]

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Fact finding survey – results so far

Fact finding survey - results so far Who could have guessed that the most popular vehicle amongst you all (so far) is a 4 x 4. It is certainly popular amongst those with a [...]