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Apex Networks Patient Transport System

IAA business partner Apex Networks hosted a Webinar on Thursday 14th November showcasing their Patient Transport System; a second event is scheduled for Tuesday 19th November. Apex Networks have been hosting 'command & control' platforms for some 12 years, starting out in the breakdown sector, where an astonishing 92% of providers use their platform. [...]

2019-11-15T09:30:28+00:00November 14th, 2019|News|

Floor pan corrosion identified as a major problem for ambulance vehicles

IAA business partner Ambulance Parts has drawn our attention to on the extent to which floor-pan corrosion in ambulance vehicles is impacting on the usability of vehicle ramps. The problem is becoming increasingly apparent in 60-plated vehicles onwards. Commenting, Robert Stevenson (Director at Ambulance Parts) said: “If vehicles are fitted with [...]

2019-11-06T16:53:11+00:00November 6th, 2019|News|

CQC – The state of health care and adult care in England 2018/19

The CQC unveiled their annual "State of health care and adult care in England 2018/19" report, summarising the main points from some 32,000 inspections. The full report can be found via this link, a summary via this link. The report starts on a positive note: generally the quality of care is improving slightly . [...]

2019-10-15T14:04:57+01:00October 15th, 2019|News|

BEARS founder and staff receive unique awards.

IAA Director and BEARS founder Ali Hashim (centre, back row) and staff with their awards. The founder and eight members of staff from British Emergency Ambulance Response Service (BEARS) have received unique awards for outstanding care and commitment to NHS patients. The honours were awarded by the StereoGraph Foundation UK, an internationally recognised [...]

2019-10-14T11:01:21+01:00October 14th, 2019|News|

NHS England announces review of Patient Transport Services

NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens has announced NHS England will be undertaking a review of patient transport services. The review is in response to several high-profile failures in the non-emergency patient transport market along with other indications all is not well, including: Coperforma, PAS and SSGUK all entering administration Arriva Transport Solutions withdrawing from providing [...]

2019-10-08T15:14:19+01:00October 8th, 2019|News|

Lateral Design Ltd enters Administration

Ambulance Parts replacement ramp After many years of supplying accessible ramps and mechanisms, particularly to ambulance providers, Lateral Design Ltd (Keighley) has entered Administration. For those providers who have Lateral products, IAA business partner Ambulance Parts Ltd (based near Preston) stock a full range of spares for Lateral wedge ramps, including the [...]

2019-07-07T14:06:37+01:00April 10th, 2019|News|

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|

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+01:00October 15th, 2018|News|