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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 [...]

2019-09-16T11:04:47+01:00September 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+01:00April 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+00:00November 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+00:00September 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+01:00May 11th, 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+01:00April 28th, 2017|News|

Care Quality Commission: Celebrating good care championing outstanding care (April 2017)

The Care Quality Commission has published examples inspectors have seen of good and outstanding care. The publication can be downloaded via this link: Celebrating good care, championing outstanding care.

2017-05-18T13:14:46+01:00April 13th, 2017|News|

Victoria Derbyshire – State of the NHS programme

Victoria Derbyshire “State of the NHS” programme – thoughts from the audience A very interesting morning as a member of the audience debating the state of the NHS. The BBC did an excellent job of ensuring the audience brought a variety of perspectives to the state of the NHS debate; NHS staff, service users, [...]

2017-05-18T13:14:46+01:00February 7th, 2017|News|

Volvo Cars – offers and new emergency vehicles

Volvo Cars - offers and new emergency vehicles Our partners at Volvo Cars UK have shared information on competitive prices on stock cars available for immediate delivery. Volvo Cars UK has also released their new Emergency Specification brochure that includes the new S40 and V9 emergency variants. If you're interested in either or both of [...]

2017-05-18T13:32:45+01:00January 23rd, 2017|News|

Medical Alert – Physio Control defibrillators

Medical Alert - Physio Control defibrillators Our attention has been drawn to a Medical Alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding faulty defibrillators manufactured by Physio Controlhttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/faulty-defibrillator-warning. If you have already received this notification then all well and good. If not then you are best advised to check the [...]

2017-05-18T13:13:10+01:00October 13th, 2016|News|