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|

Vacancy – IAA Non-Executive Director

We’re currently seeking applications for the role of IAA Non-Executive Director. The role of the Non-Executive Director is to give impartial advice and counsel to support our decision-making at board level, bringing additional strength and accountability to our work. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and influence of the IAA. If [...]

2021-08-19T12:52:26+01:00August 19th, 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|

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|

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|
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