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 journeys.
This information is collected via the KA34 return; a copy of which is included at the end of the bulletin.
Subsequent to publishing 2007-08 data, East of England carried out an internal audit, the result of this was a reduction of their 8 minute response rates from 75.1% to 75.0%. The impact on England level data is negligible (dated 16/12/2008).