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CQC – The state of health care and adult care in England 2017/18

 The Association attended the recent unveiling of the latest CCQ annual "The state of health care and adult care in England 2017/18" . New CCQ Chief Executive Ian Trenholm  presented the main findings which confirm that most people in England receive  good quality care albeit with variations depending where in the country you live and the type [...]

2018-10-30T14:57:51+00:00October 30th, 2018|News|

Life Connections 2019 takes to the road again.

Life Connections will be on the road again in 2019 with 5 regional conference events at following venues: Harrogate - Thursday March 28, 2019 Edinburgh - Thursday May 16, 2019 (provisional date) Bristol - Thursday June 20, 2019 * Kettering - Thursday 10 October 2019 (provisional date) Stoke on Trent - Thursday 28 March 2019 (provisional date) [...]

2018-10-30T12:07:47+00:00October 30th, 2018|Events|

Emergency Services Show, Hall 5 (NEC Birmingham) 18th-19th September 2019

The Emergency Services Show returns to Hall 5 at the NEC on the 18th-19th September 2019. If you're involved with providing emergency and similar services, there's no better event in the UK for showcasing your offer or networking with colleagues, suppliers and interested parties. If you're reading this and thinking of exhibiting, why not contact [...]

2018-10-30T14:57:00+00:00October 30th, 2018|Events|

New IAA Director appointed

Following our recent Board meeting the Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Smith as an IAA Director. Jamie has been an Associate Director since October 2017, and working alongside Directors, has been fully involved in our continued growth and success. It's great to see succession planning in action and we'll be seeking [...]

2018-10-15T14:50:39+00:00October 15th, 2018|News|

IAA Director, Quality Assurance

We're looking for the right person to lead on the development and implementation of our new Quality Assurance Framework, and the IAA Assured Quality benchmark. This is a part-time role with flexible working hours, to be reviewed March 2019. Impartiality is key to this role and therefore we're seeking applicants not employed by either NHS [...]

2018-10-15T14:42:27+00:00October 12th, 2018|News|

IAA Position Statement on Emergency Driving.

IAA Directors have agreed a Position Statement for Members providing emergency driving, which provides a 'benchmark' for Members. Commenting, Alan Howson (Executive Chairman) said "This is the first Position Statement the Association has published, and affirms what Directors consider best practice for our Members. It also demonstrates our maturity as an organisation to improve standards in [...]

2018-10-15T14:43:26+00:00September 25th, 2018|News|

IAA first 2018 Membership certificates issued.

With Member companies in all 4 nations within the UK, the IAA continues to go from strength to strength and influence. Commenting, Alan Howson (Executive Chairman) said "It's been a very challenging couple of years but its very pleasing to see Membership approaching 50 with brilliant support and value added from our growing number of business [...]

2018-10-15T14:44:05+00:00April 17th, 2018|News|

IAA forms national PTS Framework Task Group

IAA forms national PTS Framework Task Group At their recent Board meeting, IAA Directors also agreed to form a national PTS Framework Task Group. The Group will be Co-Chaired by IAA Director Ed Potter and Mark Raisbeck (Managing Director at Falck Medical Services). The first meeting of the Group will be 23th November and will [...]

2017-11-22T16:38:27+00:00November 22nd, 2017|News|

Care Quality Commission to extend ratings to independent ambulance providers.

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 and has been campaigning for a level playing field with NHS organisations since its creation in 2012, along with regulatio [...]

2017-11-17T11:43:49+00:00September 13th, 2017|News|

BBC highlights challenge of moving bariatric patients and how the independent sector has geared up

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 Association was approached by BBC South East who were interested to know how the independent ambulance companies were meeting the challenges [...]

2017-05-11T15:53:20+00:00May 11th, 2017|News|