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Ambulance Services, England - 2011-12Official statistics, National statistics
- Publication Date:
- 20 Jun 2012
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Ambulance Trusts
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2011 to 31 Mar 2012
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.
- The total number of emergency calls was 8.49 million, a 415,487 (5.1 per cent) increase over last year when there were 8.08 million.
- Of these, 6.71 million calls (79.0 per cent) resulted in an emergency response arriving at the scene of the incident, a 104,054 (1.6 per cent) increase over last year when there were 6.61 million.
- The percentage of category A incidents that resulted in an emergency response arriving at the scene of the incident within 8 minutes in 2011-12 was 76.2 per cent compared to 74.9 per cent last year.
- Of the 12 NHS organisations providing ambulance services, all exceeded the 75 per cent standard for 8-minute response times.