About 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 eNews is produced by the NARU Central Management Team (CMT) to keep all stakeholders up-to-speed with the latest news, developments and progress.

It is published bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November and is sent to anybody who registers to receive it.

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NARU Publications and ResourcesView all resources

AACE Annual Report 2015-16

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

NARU HAZMAT-CBRNE Guidance – March 2014

Mutual Aid MOU – May 2015

NARU Annual Report 2013-14

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Working together with Ambulance Services to improve Public Health and Wellbeing

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) is pleased to announce the launch of a joint consensus statement describing the intent of all NHS ambulance trusts …