Welcome to Ambulance Matters

This summer marked a milestone 1,000 days in post for me and it’s rewarding to see the massive strides NEAS has made as an organisation in that time.

 

We are now one of only three services in the country rated as good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have made real headway with our recruitment. The future holds exciting prospects as we are further develop our clinical advisory service and integrate our service so that we can provide a seamless response to patients.

 

We look forward to hosting an afternoon with Prof Keith Willett, National Director for Acute Care to NHS England, on 6 September and hope you will join us in a discussion about the future of urgent and emergency care.

 

This will be followed by our AGM on 28 September, where we will look back at our achievements over the last year, and then our annual Beyond the Call of Duty Awards in October, which allows us to celebrate the fabulous achievements of our employees.

 

Having recently marked the 80th anniversary of 999, it seems particularly apt for this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours to include our Chief Operating Officer Paul Liversidge, who was awarded the Queens Ambulance Award in recognition of the enormous contribution and influence he has made in his 33-year career in the North East.

 

We hope you enjoy reading this quarter’s edition of Ambulance Matters. If you have any feedback or suggestions for future editions, please email publicrelations@neas.nhs.uk

 

Yvonne

 

Chief Executive

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