Whitepaper: Ambulance services and the case for greater collaboration

Hayden Newton

NHS ambulance services face challenges on a scale unique to anything witnessed before.

The need to meet stringent targets and an unprecedented increase in demand against declining budgets means there are many push and pull factors at play.

In this whitepaper, produced from research and consultancy undertaken on behalf of Airwave, Hayden Newton, QAM, examines the case for greater collaboration and joint working. Looking at examples of successful projects and programmes nationally and internationally, he suggests how service delivery and response times can be enhanced to realise efficiencies while improving outcomes for patients.

The paper also gauges the appetite for collaboration among blue-lights and what has been achieved so far towards more joint working – particularly in areas such as governance, organisational culture and funding.