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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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New Associate Director appointed

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Glen Curry as Associate Director with the IAA. Glen is head of projects, quality and compliance with Arriva Transport Solutions and has been a member of our [...]

Life Connections 2019 takes to the road again.

Life Connections  has been on the road again in 2019 with very successful regional conferences in Edinburgh (May) and Bristol (June). Two more events will take place at the following venues: Kettering - Thursday 10 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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 [...]

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Fact finding survey – results so far

Fact finding survey - results so far Who could have guessed that the most popular vehicle amongst you all (so far) is a 4 x 4. It is certainly popular amongst those with a [...]