The Duty of Care

A legal Duty of Care to both staff and patients

Underpinning all our Compliance and Quality Assurance activities is the legal Duty of Care.

By extending care into the hazardous areas of incidents, the NHS is also extending its legal duty of care.  This duty is unique to the Ambulance Service.

Watch this short film for an overview of the legal Duty of Care by NARU’s Head of Compliance.

An introduction to the Duty of Care

IOR Duty of Care (Interview with Chris Cooper)


The SOP Aide Memoire

To support Ambulance Responders to get the Duty of Care balance right, an Aide Memoire forms part of the Standard Operating Procedures.

You can view an extract from that Aide Memoire below.

Duty of Care Aide Memoire (excerpt)