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The Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) annual conference held on the 19th May 2015: Presentations from the day

The Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) annual conference held on the 19th May 2015 focused on on ‘Ambulance Services of Tomorrow’ and the developing role of the Independent Ambulance Service. 

Chaired by Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor, the key focus for this year’s conference was on learning from Europe. Kenneth Kronohage, Business Development manager at Falck Danmark A/S Emergency Europe discussed the European Perspective and updated delegates on the development and learning from private ambulance services in different countries across Europe where private ambulances provide the vast majority of the A&E service and deployment under public sector control. Sue Noyes, Chief Executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust identified learning from Europe and implications for the UK Ambulance Sector. 

The conference continued with a case study focus on developing closer working relationships and working in partnership. The case studies focused on working in partnership with the NHS, which was delivered on behalf of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, working in partnership with patients, working in partnership with police and developing specialist  mental health specific ambulance services.

The conference also provided an update on commissioning, procurement and contracting of independent ambulance services from the lead for the NHS CC Ambulance Commissioners network and conclude with a session highlighting the role of event ambulance services - a growing market for the sector.

This conference provided an important opportunity for all those working in both the private and public sectors to come together and share their ideas and practice to improve the UK ambulance service.

Presentation from the day:

Ellen Armistead Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals and Lead for Ambulance Services Care Quality Commission & Non Executive Director Independent Ambulance Association - Regulation and Inspection: CQC update

Kenneth KronohageBusiness Development Manager Falck Danmark A/S, Emergency Europe, Falck Group & Non Executive Director Independent Ambulance Association - Learning from Europe The European Perspective

Sue Noyes Chief Executive East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust - Implications for the UK Ambulance Sector

Sue Noyes Chief Executive East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust - Developing closer working relationships with the NHS with Anna Price East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust - Developing closer working relationships with the NHS

Lianna Etkind Campaigns and Outreach Co-ordinator Transport for All - Developing closer working relationships with patients

Paul Benton Deputy Director of Quality East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust With Anita Lewin Clinical Team Leader Crisis Revolution Lincolnshire Partnership - Improving services to people in mental health crisis and working in partnership with the police to deliver the aims of the mental health crisis concordat

Jackie Jones Director of Commissioning Ambulance Services NHS Erewash CCG & Lead, The NHSCC Ambulance Commissioners Network - Commissioning Independent Ambulance Services: What are commissioners looking for in Ambulance Services Providers?

Edward James Workstream Lead, Estates, Facilities and Professional Services NHS London Procurement Partnership - Procurement and Contracting


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