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IAA recommends Health Practice Associates as best practice

The IAA has agreed to promote and support the work of Health Practice Associates, who manage a voluntary register for health care workers not covered by statutory registration. IAA Directors were impressed with a presentation [...]

Life Connections 2019 takes to the road again.

Life Connections will be on the road again in 2019 with 5 regional conference events at following venues:  Harrogate - Thursday March 28, 2019 Edinburgh - Thursday May 16, 2019 (provisional date) Bristol - Thursday [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 Control If you [...]

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Should Ambulance Technicians be registered

Should Ambulance Technicians be registered   Our Executive Chairman, Alan Howson, was interviewed on the Victoria Derbyshire show on 6th October, responding to questions raised in relation to the tragic case of Gary Page [...]

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IAA at the ESS

News updates Thanks to all those who stopped by to share their thoughts with the Association at the ESS; it's good to listen. Thanks also to Clare Short (IAA Director) and business partner colleagues [...]

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National Ambulance Memorial Service, 15th September

National Ambulance Memorial Service, 15th September Alan Howson (Executive Chairman) represented the Association at the the Ambulance Services Memorial Services held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on 15th September 2016. The event [...]

CQC ratings consultation

CQC ratings consultation We are pleased to share the news that the anomaly of the ratings issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Ambulance providers only applying to NHS Ambulance Trusts finally looks [...]

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Bristol Ambulance Service

Bristol Ambulance Service Colleagues at Bristol Ambulance Service shared their great news on winning a 5 year contract with Bristol Ambulance with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to provide of Neo-Natal and Paediatric [...]

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Margaret Serna CBE

Margaret Serna CBE We're delighted to share the news that Margaret Serna, one of Directors, was awarded the CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list for services to Further Education. A very well done [...]

BBC interviews May 2016

BBC interviews May 2016 Colin Vanlint James Barnes: Alan Howson: BBC Surrey James Barnes: BBC Radio Essex

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New non-Executive Director appointed

New non-Executive Director appointed Hayden Newton QAM has been appointed as our non-Executive Director. Hayden has extensive experience of working in both the public and voluntary sectors, having previously been the Chief Executive of [...]