IAA Action on Sexual Safety in the Ambulance Sector

Over 50 people attended the first in our series of Be Curious webinars led by Dave Blain, the UK’s foremost expert on sexual safety and safeguarding in the ambulance sector. Incredibly insightful and thought-provoking throughout. We challenged attendees to reflect on their current policies and approach to staff recruitment and monitoring, to mitigate against offenders [...]

2021-11-22T16:06:31+00:00November 22nd, 2021|News|

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 health and social care is recognised, particularly the toll it's had on the workforce. The vacancy rate within the sector is rising to alarming levels, [...]

2021-10-22T16:16:46+01:00October 12th, 2021|News|

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 [...]

2021-11-01T12:40:45+00:00October 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|

The Emergency Services Show returns for 2021

We were very pleased to see the return of the Emergency Services Show, which went ahead on the 7th and 8th September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham. The show was very well organised and attended and it was great to meet up with many of our members and business partners from across the sector. [...]

2021-09-16T17:12:46+01:00September 16th, 2021|Events, 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|

Specialist Risk Solutions Webinar: Trading in a Post-COVID World

Specialist Risk Solutions will be hosting a free 60 minute webinar entitled ‘Trading in a Post-COVID World’ at 15:30 on Wednesday 7th July 2021. A specialist panel will examine the current economic landscape that UK businesses face as we exit almost 18 months of lockdown restrictions and what is expected to be a permanently changed [...]

2021-07-05T14:16:10+01:00July 5th, 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|
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