This bulletin contains information about the ambulance services provided by the National Health Service in England. The information is analysed by individual ambulance service provider to show activity volumes and performance against required standards. Data on ambulance services are collected on return of a KA34; a copy of which is in the bulletin.
Ambulance Services, England - 2005-06Official statistics, National statistics
- Publication Date:
- 14 Aug 2006
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Ambulance Trusts
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 1995 to 31 Mar 2006
The total number of emergency calls rose by 6 per cent to 6m, incidents attended rose by almost 5 per cent to 4.8m and the number of emergency patient journeys increased by 4 per cent to 3.5m, compared to 2004-05.
The number of category A (immediately life threatening) emergency calls responded to within 8 minutes rose by over a quarter from just under 1m in 2004-05 to over 1.2m, in 2005-06; a large part of this increase can be attributed to changes to call categorisation introduced in April 2005.
It is estimated that the percentage of category A calls that resulted in an emergency response arriving at the scene of the incident within 8 minutes in 2005-06 is likely to be around 74 per cent, it is not possible to provide a more accurate figure because of incorrect reporting by six ambulance services.