NARU Work Activities

NARU’s activities encompass cross-government policy developments, specifically the business objectives of the Department of Health and NHS England.

This is in respect of the implementation of systems and capabilities associated with pre-hospital care of patients in the event of major or catastrophic incidents, whether caused deliberately (for example by terrorist or other malicious activity) or by accident or natural disaster.

In addition, much of the day-to-day work of NARU involves the provision of formal and ad hoc ambulance representation and advice to the DH, NHS England, and cross-government programmes and within various multi-agency working groups.

In the event of a major or catastrophic incident, NARU personnel support the Department of Health in incident management, as well as supporting ambulance services where required.