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

NARU HAZMAT-CBRNE Guidance – March 2014

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NARU Insight: a closer look at the UK’s first dedicated Ambulance Special Operations Motorcycle Response Unit

In August 2016 the UK’s first dedicated Ambulance Special Operations, Motorcycle Response Unit (or MRU) was launched….

NARU National Director and Head of Compliance to speak at Ambition 2018

NARU National Director Keith Prior and Head of Compliance Christian Cooper are on the agenda to speak at Ambition 2018 – the annual event and central focus for the international EPRR community…

New Compliance and Quality Assurance resources now online

NARU has revised its arrangements for Compliance & Quality Assurance and has published new resources on the NARU website that will be of use to those delivering the interoperable capabilities…