National Programme

The AACE’s National Programme is comprised of ten national groups and their respective 2018/19 work plans, and a number of other projects that are being progressed by AACE with input from the national groups as required.

scas-107329Outlined below are the Strategic Priorities identified by the AACE for progression in 2018/19 and 2019/2020.

Although divided into six areas of focus, these priorities are inextricably linked and will be progressed and considered in their entirety rather than on a single priority basis.

Reduce unwarranted variation
Develop and instil a clear strategic direction for the sector in urgent and emergency care
Strive to be an employer of choice
Seek to ensure the optimal safety and experience for all patients
Build strategic alliances with commissioners
Promote the reputation of the sector and the ambulance/AACE brand

Details for each are outlined below – or you can download a printer friendly version here.

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

1. Reduce unwarranted variation

  • Strive for more a consistent national patient experience; share best practice and learn more from each other
  • Harmonise operating models –in accordance with the Ambulance Improvement Programme
  • Consider sustainability – Carter/efficiency; collaborate to deliver improved value for money and demonstrate sector leadership
  • Embrace and optimise digital opportunities: directory of services (DOS), electronic patient records (EPR), triage systems


2. Develop and instil a clear strategic direction for the sector in urgent and emergency care

  • swasft_0012Continue to provide strong and sound system leadership across U&EC and in relation to place-based care
  • Position the sector to avail itself of opportunities in the evolving world of U&EC
  • Continue to work alongside partner agencies in the progression of public health and prevention agendas
  • Equip staff with the competence and confidence to effectively contribute to the U&EC agenda


3. Strive to be an employer of choice

  • Recruit, develop and support a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve
  • Improve the workforce planning and supply for the ambulance sector
  • Develop and enhance the ambulance service culture
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce

4. Seek to ensure the optimal safety and experience for all patients

  • Ensure patient safety remains a top priority even in the face of system pressures
  • Seek to learn from each other to effectively manage risk and reduce the occurrence of serious incidents

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5. Build strategic alliances with commissioners

  • Secure increased investment: to ensure each service is adequately funded to deliver the ambulance response programme (ARP) and urgent and emergency care (U&EC) specification
  • Effectively navigate through the sustainability and transformation partnership (STP)/integrated care system (ICS) environment whilst promoting the sector and its role

6. Promote the reputation of the sector and the ambulance/AACE brand

  • Seek opportunities for collaborations with partner organisations that offer benefits to patient care, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Optimise the benefits to the sector of national programmes eg. ambulance response programme, workforce reviews, and the joint ambulance improvement programme
  • Be stronger together
  • Represent interests of members as and when required

View the AACE’s National Workstreams here.