About NARU

NARU

NARU’s main aim is to support the resilience objectives of NHS England, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) and Ambulance Commissioners, putting patients first and the safety of staff at the forefront of any planned response.

NARU works nationally on behalf of each NHS Ambulance Trust in England to provide a coordinated approach to emergency preparedness, resilience and response.

Through central coordination, NARU enables NHS Ambulance Trusts to work together to provide a safe and reliable response to major, complex and potentially protracted incidents.

Consistency in implementation of core deliverables is essential if ambulance trusts across the country are to remain prepared and resilient to deliver an effective national response capability at all times.

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NARU Compliance & Quality Assurance (CQA)

NARU oversees a number of specialised and high-risk Ambulance capabilities on behalf of NHS England and the Department of Health.

 In the first quarter of 2018, NARU is making significant changes to the national standards and safe system of work that regulate these capabilities in England.    

Find out more about our CQA activities here.


NARU Publications and ResourcesView all resources

CQA National Provisions for Interoperable Capabilities – Jan 2018

AACE Annual Report 2016-17

NARU Annual Business Plan 2017-18 – April 2017

NARU Annual Report 2016-17 – May 2017

The HART Service Specification 2016-17

NARU Motorway Incident Guide – Oct 2015

Major Incident Initial Action Cards – Oct 2015

Ambulance Service Command & Control Guidance – Oct 2015

Mass Casualty Vehicle Information Pack – July 2015

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Report: Understanding variation in ambulance service non-conveyance rates: a mixed methods study

Long anticipated Report into the findings of VAN Study is now published and available…

Recipients of Queen’s Ambulance Medals announced in 2018 Birthday Honours List

The Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM) honours a very small, select group of ambulance personnel who have shown exceptional devotion to duty, outstanding ability, merit and conduct…

New information hub for Emergency Services and public health

Guest blog: Linda Hindle, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professional Officer at PHE, explains why a new resource for the emergency services will help to share public health best practice…