Welcome to the IAA

We’re the leading trade association representing UK independent ambulance providers, lobbying on behalf our Members and the sector with relevant Government Departments and key stakeholders.

We contribute to the work of several Expert Advisory Groups, including those advising NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission and the Department for Transport.

The Association is the organisation the Media turn to for comment or opinion on issues affecting the sector, ensuring the voice of our Members is represented and heard.

Our purpose
The IAA is committed to raising and maintaining high standards in the sector, as well as representing the views of our members to healthcare policymakers.

Our values
Everything we do is guided by our values, which are to be brave, decent and independent.

Our members
Oue Members provide a range of ambulance services, from front-line 999, high dependency transfers, non-emergency patient transport, sporting events and medical repatriations.

All our Members in England are registered with the Care Quality Commission, who regulate emergency ambulance provision and non-emergency patient transport services. Our Members also abide by our Code of Conduct, adding extra assurance of the standards of care and service they provide.

Our Members
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Recent News

IAA and TASC: working together

We were pleased to welcome Karl Demian (Chief Executive of The Ambulance Staff Charity, TASC to our recent Board meeting. Karl briefed Directors on the work of TASC and the [...]

CQC State of Care Report 2020-21

The Care Quality Commission has published their State of Care Report 2020-21, which covers the many challenges and consequences of the Covid pandemic. The impact on those working in the [...]


Trauma Care events

The Independent Ambulance Association is happy to support Trauma Care, a registered Charity who host CPD webinars and conferences for clinicians working in the out-of-Hospital setting. Trauma Care was founded in 1996 to address the [...]

Our Members abide by a Members Charter, 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.