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Ambulance Services: Staff

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76805, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the wellbeing of ambulance staff operating at Resource Escalation Action Plan Level Four long-term for (a) the South Central Ambulance Service and (b) ambulance services throughout the country.

Answered on

24 November 2021

Since July 2021, all ambulance services in England have been operating at Resource Escalation Action Plan level four.

In September, NHS England and NHS Improvement provided £1.7 million across 11 ambulance trusts for health and wellbeing packages. Whilst specific to each ambulance trust, it is focused on health and wellbeing and signposting to wellbeing hubs, apps and helplines. NHS England and NHS Improvement have also allocated an extra £55 million to ambulance trusts to increase staff numbers during the winter, providing further capacity in control rooms and on the frontline.