(2) how many emergency calls to ambulance services there have been in each year since 1997-98 (a) for England in total and (b) broken down by strategic health authority area.
Information about the number of emergency incidents responded to by ambulance services in England are contained in the KA34 Statistical Bulletin published annually by the Information Centre. Table 4 of the bulletin “Ambulance Services, England 2001-02” gives the figures from 1997-98 to 2001-02.
Table 4 of “Ambulance Services, England 2006-07” gives the figures from 2002-03 to 2006-07. However, it should be noted that there were mergers of the majority of national health service trusts providing ambulance services in 2006, with the data in this table being split by ambulance trust configuration for comparability purposes.
Information about the number of emergency calls for England are also contained in the KA34 Statistical Bulletin “Ambulance Services, England 2006-07”. Data on emergency calls are collected by NHS Ambulance Trust level not by strategic health authority area.
Copies of the bulletins are available in the Library and the bulletin for 2006-07 is available at the following website: