Ambulance Services: Standards

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to recategorise ambulance response times more accurately to reflect journey times.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

There are no such plans.

Following an independent evaluation, we have agreed NHS England’s recommendation to introduce an improved ambulance performance framework, including the introduction of new response time categories. National Health Service ambulance trusts are now implementing these changes.

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