Public asked for views on Yorkshire Ambulance Service ahead of inspection

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Patients are being invited to have their say on the performance of Yorkshire Ambulance Service as part of an inspection of the NHS trust.

A formal inspection of the service is to be carried out by the Care Quality Commission and will start on Wednesday, January 14.

It is part of a tougher new inspection regime of ambulance trusts across the country.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, said: “The new inspections are designed to provide us with a clear picture of the quality of the services, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting those trusts providing good and excellent care.

“We need to make sure that ambulance services are safe, caring, responsive, effective and well led. This inspection will provide people with a clear picture of the quality of their local ambulance service, exposing poor or mediocre service if it exists as well as highlighting where the trust provides good and excellent services.

“If you have recently needed to call out an ambulance in emergency, or have experience of using the service – we would like to hear from you.”