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. Our Members abide by a Code of Conduct, a copy of which is available on request.

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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St John Ambulance joins the IAA.

Craig Harman, St John Ambulance We're pleased to welcome our newest Member, St John Ambulance, who have passed all the vetting and background checks required for membership, [...]

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the not so glamorous reality of Radio interviews In a change in to his normal routine, IAA Executive Chairman Alan Howson found himself being interviewed by BBC [...]


  • Emergency Show April 2020

Emergency Show, ExCeL London, 15th-16th April 2020

The Emergency Show, London’s annual trade exhibition for the Blue Light Sector. Emergency Show is London’s leading emergency services show, a major-scale exhibition of specialist solutions and innovations that make responders tasks possible and [...]

Our Members abide by a Code of Conduct, a copy of which is available on request.

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