Ambulance Services: Standards:Written question - 47403

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(Tooting)
Asked on: 15 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Ambulance Services: Standards
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the performance of ambulance response times during the covid-19 outbreak.
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Answered by: Edward Argar
Answered on: 05 June 2020

Ambulance Quality Indicators, including national response time performance are published monthly by NHS England. This can be found at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ambulance-quality-indicators/

In April, four of the six national response time standards were met for life threatening, emergency, urgent, and non-urgent calls. In March, one standard was met for life threatening calls. Ambulance services received a record number of calls per day to 999, alongside a reduction in patients conveyed to accident and emergency, in order to reduce the increased pressures hospitals are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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