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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 need for commonly agreed standards of best clinical practice in the management of trauma. Their aim is to improve the [...]

2021-10-08T12:00:13+01:00October 7th, 2021|Events, News|

IAA Non-Executive Director appointment

We're very pleased to introduce Andy Ware as our non-Executive Director Andy brings significant governance and diplomatic experience to the Board and is enthusiastic to be contributing to the work of the Association at Director level. He helped found and successfully launch one of the UK’s few private universities, Pearson College London (PCL), and was [...]

2021-10-06T16:18:37+01:00October 6th, 2021|News|

NHS England & NHS Improvement publish Non-emergency Patient Transport Review

NHS England and NHS Improvement has published their Review of Non-Emergency Patient Transport. The review commenced in 2019 in response to concerns relating to several high-profile PTS contract failures inconsistencies in the eligibility criteria for patients variations in experience of patients the sustainability of patient transport services in meeting the NHS carbon zero target. [...]

2021-08-04T09:24:32+01:00August 2nd, 2021|News|

CQC responds to consultation on Regulation

The Care Quality Commission has published its response to the consultation on their approach to regulation, including Ratings.  This is the first major review of Ratings since they were introduced in 2016 and one that the IAA has lobbied strongly for. Having seen Ratings extended to independent providers in July 2018, the IAA welcomes [...]

2021-07-30T10:13:04+01:00July 30th, 2021|News|

IAA welcomes CQC consultation on Ratings

The IAA welcomes CQC's consultation on their approach to regulation, including Ratings, which went live on 26th January 2021. This is the first major review of Ratings since they were introduced in 2016. Ratings were initially limited to NHS Trusts, independent hospitals, general practices and adult social care services, but were extended to other care [...]

2021-01-27T11:36:08+00:00January 27th, 2021|News|

Care Quality Commission – annual state of care report published.

The Care Quality Commisison has published its State of Care Report for 2019/20, which again highlights concerns regarding variations and inequalities in the care provided across a range of settings. The Report includes data gathered during February and March 2020, a period covering the start of the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first cycle [...]

2020-10-19T10:51:39+01:00October 19th, 2020|News|

Emergency Services Times highlights ERS Medical and Innov8 Covid-19 responses.

The responses of IAA Member company ERS Medical and business partner Innov8 to the Covid-19 crisis has been recognised in the latest edition of the Emergency Services Times. Commenting, Alan Howson (IAA Executive Chairman) said: "Recent research by NHS England & Improvement indicated that over 10 million patient journeys took place during 2019, the [...]

2020-09-09T13:49:24+01:00September 9th, 2020|News|

IAA reaches out to HMRC on VAT liability for patient transport vehicles.

Alan Howson, IAA Executive Chairman The Independent Ambulance Association has reached out to HMRC on VAT liability for non-emergency patient transport vehicles. Commenting, Alan Howson (IAA Executive Chairman) said: "The Independent Ambulance Association is concerned about the different interpretation of the VAT liability for vehicles used to transport non-emergency patients by HMRC [...]

2020-06-22T16:22:17+01:00June 22nd, 2020|News|

Apex Networks Patient Transport System – working from home

At Apex Networks we’re finding that customers are benefiting tremendously from our ability to let anyone work remotely, including control room staff and drivers. Communication with your team and customers continues uninterrupted and you and your staff are well protected, at no additional cost. The comprehensive software includes functions that could replace several systems [...]

2020-04-14T16:13:12+01:00April 14th, 2020|News|

IAA reaches out to the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

Alan Howson, IAA Executive Chairman The Independent Ambulance Association has reached out to hard pressed NHS Ambulance Trusts to offer the assistance of providers to assist NHS efforts to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Commenting, Alan Howson (IAA Executive Chairman) said: “Independent ambulance providers have vehicles and fully trained staff (many of them [...]

2020-08-28T09:29:01+01:00March 20th, 2020|News|
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