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Air Ambulance Services

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2008, Official Report, column 744W, on air ambulance services, which air ambulance personnel may be classified as qualified clinical staff. (213261)

It is our understanding that clinical staffing arrangements on air ambulances vary considerably from charity to charity, with different combinations of paramedics, doctors, and technicians on board. It will be for the national health service and air ambulance charities to agree which staff should be funded by the NHS.