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|

Apex Networks Patient Transport System – working from home

At Apex Networks we’re finding that customers are benefiting tremendously from our ability to let anyone work remotely, including control room staff and drivers. Communication with your team and customers continues uninterrupted and you and your staff are well protected, at no additional cost. The comprehensive software includes functions that could replace several systems [...]

2020-04-14T16:13:12+01:00April 14th, 2020|News|

IAA reaches out to the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

Alan Howson, IAA Executive Chairman The Independent Ambulance Association has reached out to hard pressed NHS Ambulance Trusts to offer the assistance of providers to assist NHS efforts to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Commenting, Alan Howson (IAA Executive Chairman) said: “Independent ambulance providers have vehicles and fully trained staff (many of them [...]

2020-08-28T09:29:01+01:00March 20th, 2020|News|

IAA coronavirus update

One of an estimated 5,000 independent ambulance vehicles supporting the NHS. The IAA has today (17th March 2020) written to the Cabinet Office to highlight the impact the coronavirus is having on its Members and the independent ambulance sector more broadly. In short, the cancelling of non-emergency patient journeys and elective treatments [...]

2020-03-18T08:58:32+00:00March 17th, 2020|News|

IAA invited to NHS England & Improvement PTS Review Group

IAA Executive Chairman, Alan Howson The IAA is one of a number of 'stakeholders' invited by NHSE & I to join an Expert Advisory Group reviewing non-emergency patient transport commissioning, amidst growing concern on the sustainability of this crucial area of provision. Also invited are representatives from: - patient interest groups (such [...]

2020-02-16T11:22:00+00:00February 16th, 2020|News|

St John Ambulance joins the IAA.

Craig Harman, St John Ambulance We're pleased to welcome our newest Member, St John Ambulance, who have passed all the vetting and background checks required for membership, including meeting the requirements of the Care Quality Commission. St John Ambulance is assessed against the same criteria as UK Ambulance Trusts by the Care [...]

2020-02-07T16:43:53+00:00February 7th, 2020|News|

Surely deserving of more than 7 minutes?

the not so glamorous reality of Radio interviews In a change in to his normal routine, IAA Executive Chairman Alan Howson found himself being interviewed by BBC Radio 4's You & Yours programme, responding to an item on the CQC's report, State of  Care in Independent Ambulance Services. The report (which doesn't [...]

2020-02-12T11:08:33+00:00November 24th, 2019|News|

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|
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