To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve handover times between paramedics and hospital staff.
- the identification of regional leads for handover performance, holding National Health Service providers to account for improved performance;
- Emergency Care Improvement Teams supporting 42 challenged acute trusts with identified handover delay issues to improve performance;
- the issuing of revised, detailed hospital handover guidelines, focussing responsibility on the wider system to address handover delays, including clear escalation procedures; and
- improved monitoring and reporting of patient handover delays.