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Ambulance Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4030, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the College of Paramedics to the BBC on 11 November about waiting times for ambulances.

Answered on

26 November 2021

No assessment has been made. National Health Service ambulance trusts are being supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement to reduce ambulance waiting times. This includes continuous monitoring through the National Ambulance Coordination Centre and the investment of an additional £55 million to increase staff numbers ahead of the winter to recruit more 999 call handlers and clinicians to work in control rooms and supporting frontline staffing capacity.