East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has announced that it has achieved a ‘Good’ overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a recent inspection.
As well as achieving the ‘Good’ overall rating, following the latest inspection, EMAS has joined only a handful of ambulance trusts in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ rating for caring.
Following the previous full inspection in 2017, EMAS was rated ‘Requires improvement’. Since then, a huge amount of work has been put into improving standards and services to achieve this ‘Good’ rating. During the latest inspection carried out between 2 April and 15 May 2019, the CQC recognised the significant improvements made by the trust across all areas. EMAS was awarded a ‘Good’ rating overall, as well as in four of the five inspection criteria: safe, responsive, effective and well-led.
Scheduled Maintenance We are making some improvements to your service, which will require essential planned maintenance and downtime during the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020. Your service will be offline during the period below: Planned Start: Saturday 25th January, 09:00 BST | Planned End: Sunday 26th January, 18:00 BST The downtime will enable a significant upgrade to your service, paving the way for higher performance levels and new features and functionality.
We will be working to ensure that the downtime experienced will be minimal and apologise for any inconvenience which this may cause.