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|

New Directors appointed

5 new Directors will join the existing IAA Board The Independent Ambulance Association has appointed five new Directors : Ali Hashim - owner and Managing Director of BEARS Ambulance Service, re-joins the Board, having served as Secretary when the Association was formed in 2012. Andrew Pooley - Managing Director at ERS Medical [...]

2019-07-07T14:07:45+01:00July 7th, 2019|News|

One Broker Ambulance

As of April 2019 KTIB Ambulance has changed their name to One Broker Ambulance, following on from a re-brand in July last year which saw the parent company KTIB change to One Broker. Commenting, Rob Rowley from One Broker Ambulance said "The change of name will have no bearing on the operational side of [...]

2019-04-25T16:07:37+01:00April 25th, 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|

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|
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