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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 May 11th, 2017|News|

Code Blue delivers custom made ECMO retrieval vehicle

Code Blue Specialist Vehicles recently delivered a custom made vehicle for the North East Children's Transport and Retrieval Team. Commenting on the delivery Chris Manfield, MD at Code Blue, said "The new vehicle is a great example of the private sector working with colleagues in the NHS to support very specialised roles. This unique [...]

2017-05-18T13:14:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|News|

IAA Executive Chairman meets with colleagues from the CQC.

IAA Executive Chairman, Alan Howson, recently met with colleagues from the CQC as part of the Associations regular conversations with Government Departments, Regulators and key stakeholders. Commenting on the meeting, Alan Howson said "The meeting covered a number of topics, which will be fed back to IAA Members in a fuller briefing. We recognise [...]

2017-05-18T13:14:46+00:00 April 28th, 2017|News|