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Ambulance Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125523, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve ambulance response times for Category 2 emergencies.

Answered on

24 February 2022

Ambulance trusts are being supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement to improve response times, including responses to Category 2 emergencies. NHS England and NHS Improvement have allocated a further £55 million to ambulance trusts to increase staff numbers, to provide over 700 additional staff in control rooms and on the frontline to improve response times. This is alongside a £4.4 million capital investment for an additional 154 ambulances this winter.