A new short film designed to help NHS commissioners ensure specialist ambulance capabilities are effectively commissioned and maintained has been produced by the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) and is now available here.
The following capabilities are specified to a national standard and contribute to several UK Government preparedness strategies:
- HART (Hazardous Area Response Teams)
- MTFA (Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack)
- CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear)
- Mass Casualties
NARU National Director Keith Prior says:
“NHS commissioners and providers are required to maintain these specialist capabilities in-line with the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Core Standards set by NHS England, and NARU plays a key role in providing support and subject matter expertise to commissioners to help them achieve this.
Our new short film is part of our ongoing determination to engage effectively with commissioners so that they fully understand the broad range of complex and difficult incidents that fully-trained and equipped ambulance service staff are now being deployed to, in order to save more lives and help protect the public from harm.”
This new film follows the success of a similar awareness film provided to Ambulance Service Executive Teams on their Board level responsibilities regarding the same capabilities.
Commissioners or service providers requiring further information should contact NARU here.