Ambulance Services: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th November 2021.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce ambulance waiting times.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

National Health Service ambulance trusts are being supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement to reduce ambulance waiting times. This includes through monitoring and support through the National Ambulance Coordination Centre and an extra £55 million to increase staff numbers ahead of the winter, to recruit more 999 call handlers and clinicians to work in control rooms and frontline staffing capacity.

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