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Ambulance Services, England - 2012-13 [NS]

02:45 November 26, 2014 - 09:30 June 19, 2013
Publication date: June 19, 2013
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Summary

Note: On 30th October 2013 the following csv file ' Ambulance services - England, 2012-13: CSV tables [zip] ' was replaced (the previous version contained 2011-12 data). We apologise if this has caused any inconvenience.

This bulletin contains information about the ambulance services provided by the National Health Service in England. The information is collected from individual ambulance trusts and shows volume of activity and performance levels against required standards (eg responses within 8 or 19 minutes). This includes information on emergency and urgent calls, response times and patient destinations.

This information is collected via the KA34 return; a copy of which is included at the end of the bulletin and the Ambulance Quality Indicators (AQI) via the Unify2 data collection - AmbSYS, a link to this information is available within the publication.

Key facts

  • The total number of emergency calls was 9.08 million, a 587,972 (6.9 per cent) increase over last year when there were 8.49 million. Of these 2.95 million (32.5 per cent) were category A (immediately life threatening).
  • Of all calls, 6.98 million (76.9 per cent) resulted in an emergency response arriving at the scene of the incident, a 268,472 (4.0 per cent) increase over last year when there were 6.71 million.
  • The percentage of category A (immediately life threatening) incidents that resulted in an emergency response arriving at the scene of the incident within 8 minutes in 2012-13 was:
    (a) 75.5 per cent (April – May)
    (b) 74.0 per cent (Red 1, June - March)
    (c) 75.6 per cent (Red 2, June – March)
  • Of the 12 NHS organisations providing ambulance services, the following number met or exceeded the 75 per cent standard for 8-minute response times. 
    (a) 9 met or exceeded 75 per cent (April – May)
    (b) 7 met or exceeded 75 per cent (Red 1, June - April)
    (c) 11 met or exceeded 75 per cent (Red 2, June – April)
  • The percentage of category A incidents that resulted in an ambulance vehicle capable of transporting the patient arriving at the scene within 19 minutes  was 96.0 per cent (AQI data). Last year this was 96.8 per cent (KA34) however this data is not directly comparable due to different clock start times.

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Coverage

Date Range: April 01, 2002 to March 31, 2013
Geographical coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Ambulance Trusts

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