Following on from Part 1 of our 2013 Review – more highlights from our busy year include:
Input to Consultations and Strategic Reviews
- AACE has provided central input on behalf of the UK Ambulance service to a number of reviews and consultations, including the Health Select Committee’s Review of Urgent and Emergency Care; the Home Office (improving management of S136 mental health admissions), the CQC; UK Search & Rescue; the Welsh Ambulance Service; Notifiable Occupations Scheme; Speed Limits & Exemptions for Emergency Services; Ambulance Quality Indicators and more.
Central preparation and response to key national issues
- A great deal of proactive work was undertaken in preparation for the Knight Review of Fire & Rescue Services. This included meetings with Sir Ken Knight himself, CFOA and the DH to get across the firm view that whilst some closer cooperation with Fire & Rescue Services would be welcome, it is clear the ambulance workload is not suitable for Fire & Rescue Services.
- AACE undertook a national co-ordination role for NHS Employers with work related to unsocial hours and sick pay arrangements following national changed to Agenda For Change.
- AACE established a Future Provision of 111 Project to better understand effective support for rollout of this service.
Successful Annual Conference
- Our annual Ambulance Leadership Forum was held in Warwickshire in May and was attended by over 250 delegates from the UK and abroad. International visitors and key figures from across the ambulance sector enjoyed a full programme of conference activities, workshops and discussions on key topics. Key presentations from the event are available here.
- Now in it’s 11th edition it was deemed “the best yet” by visitors, and we now look forward to 18th and 19th of November 2014 for our next ALF event.
- At the AACE Awards Dinner recognition was given to nominated frontline staff and leaders from across the country for exceptional service.
- The AACE also took the opportunity of a stand at the 2013 Emergency Services Show to explain more about our role to a wider audience from all areas of the emergency services world.
Media and Communications
- We have handled a broad range of media enquiries and contributed to a number of articles and broadcast pieces related to urgent and emergency care and the UK Ambulance Service.
- We have developed an effective, best-of-breed website and established a strong and growing social media presence – follow us today!
- An AACE promotional video has been produced describing the work of the Association and our objectives.
You can catch up on Part 1 of our 2013 Review here.
For more details about the AACE, contact Steve Irving.