Ambulance Services: Rural Areas

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st April 2022.

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Photo of Dehenna Davison Dehenna Davison Conservative, Bishop Auckland

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that rural ambulance services (a) are prompt and (b) receive the resources they need.

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

National Health Service ambulance service trusts are commissioned and funded by NHS clinical commissioning groups in both rural and urban areas. This is supported by a further £55 million of national funding to increase ambulance trust capacity and response times in winter 2021/22.

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