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Ambulance Services: Staff

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76638, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the mental health and wellbeing of ambulance staff in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) other areas of the UK.

Answered on

24 November 2021

In September, NHS England and NHS Improvement provided £1.7 million across all 11 ambulance trusts for health and wellbeing projects. Each trust has identified specific projects to support their staff.

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s projects include welfare visits, wellbeing conversations at key sites and the provision of proactive health checks to support general physical health for all staff. This is in addition to the national wellbeing support offer in place for all National Health Service staff. NHS England and NHS Improvement have also allocated an extra £55 million to ambulance trusts to increase staff numbers during the winter, to provide further capacity in control rooms and on the frontline.