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Ambulance Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 74005, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce ambulance waiting times.

Answered on

16 November 2021

National Health Service ambulance trusts are being supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement to reduce ambulance waiting times. This includes through monitoring and support through the National Ambulance Coordination Centre and an extra £55 million to increase staff numbers ahead of the winter, to recruit more 999 call handlers and clinicians to work in control rooms and frontline staffing capacity.