Pershore is a market town in Worcestershire, England, on the banks of the River Avon. Pershore is in the Wychavon district and is part of the West Worcestershire parliamentary constituency. At the 2011 census the population was 7,125; the town is best known for Pershore Abbey, Pershore College, the plums and pears grown locally. Pershore is situated on the River Avon, 6 miles west of Evesham and 6 miles east of Upton-upon-Severn in the Vale of Evesham, a district rich in fruit and vegetable production The town lies near the A44 midway from Worcester to Evesham; the nearest motorway junctions are junction 7 of the M5 or junction 1 of the M50. There is a railway station on the Cotswold Line, enabling direct travel to Paddington station, via Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxford and Reading, although Pershore station is more than a mile from the centre of the town towards Pinvin; the town contains much elegant Georgian architecture. In 1964 the Council for British Archaeology included Pershore in its list of 51 British "Gem Towns" worthy of special consideration for historic preservation, it has been listed as an outstanding conservation area.
Parts of the abbey, which stand in an expanse of public grassland close to the centre of the town, date from the 11th century. The current structure is far smaller than the original building, plundered during the reign of Henry VIII at the Dissolution; the original nave was destroyed. The north transept collapsed later; the present nave occupies the western part of what would have been the choir. Schools in Pershore follow the three-tier first school, middle school, high school system practised by parts of Worcestershire County Council. Pershore High School has a sixth form with sports hall. Abbey Park First School and Abbey Park Middle School are on Abbey Road, they are both situated down the same drive. Pershore High School is on Station Road, on the outskirts of Pershore, bordering Pinvin, a small village. Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Primary School, situated on Priest Lane beside Holy Redeemer, Pershore's only Catholic church, stands outside the 3-tier model, it is a primary school which acts as a feeder school to Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College in Worcester.
Pershore College, a school of horticulture and other land-based activities, became a campus for Warwickshire College following a merger in 2007. The town has a community arts centre, a Volunteer Centre, a morris dance tradition; the Pershore Plum Festival is held in August to celebrate the local tradition of growing plums including the local varieties Pershore Purple, Pershore Yellow Egg Plum and Pershore Emblem. Activities include crowning the plum princess, a family fun run, plum themed art exhibition and the Plum Fayre. There is a classic car rally and nearby Worcester Racecourse revived The Land O'Plums Chase from 72 years ago; the festival won the Best Tourism Event and Festival in the Worcestershire Welcome Awards 2011. On the spring bank holiday the last Monday in May, a carnival is held for the entertainment and enjoyment of the townsfolk and people from a wide surrounding area; each year has a different theme, the programme covers being designed by children attending Pershore schools.
The day starts with a procession of a variety of entries that passes through the town ending at Abbey Park. During the procession a bucket collection is taken in support of the year's two carnival charities. In the park there are stalls, a show arena, a dog show and other attractions, each year being different; the day ends with an evening firework display. Various fundraising events take place prior to the carnival, such as a quiz night, a race night and a duck race on the river. Pershore's football club, Pershore Town F. C. belongs to the Midland Football Combination league. It has a women's team, Pershore Town Ladies, who play in the new Herefordshire and Worcestershire Women's County Football League. Pershore Sports club, which houses Pershore Cricket Club who play in the Birmingham and District League, is situated at The Bottoms on Defford Road. Pershore Rugby Club has a clubhouse and pitches by the river in nearby Wyre Piddle. Multiple BTCC title winning team, Team Dynamics, is based there.
Wychavon Kayak & Canoe Club is situated on the river at Pershore Riverside Centre. Pershore Plum Plodders is an England Athletics affiliated running club serving Pershore and the surrounding villages; the Abbey Park includes a bowls club, children's play area and skateboard park, consisting of a mini ramp and a street section. Pershore Tennis Club, based at the Horticultural College, has 3 indoor and 5 outdoor courts, with junior and adult sections; the high street has retail and food outlets, just off the High Street is a covered market and there are two supermarkets, one in the town and one on the outskirts. About 0.5 miles outside the town is Pershore Old Bridge over the River Avon. A bridge was built on the site, in about 1413, by monks after their abbot, was drowned falling from stepping-stones; the scene is included in the historical window installed in 1862–64 in Pershore Abbey. In 1644, during the English Civil War, a bridge was damaged and destroyed. In subsequent years the bridge was maintained by re-using stones from nearby Elmley Castle and from the abbey.
In 1926 the bridge is now used only as a footbridge. See Category:People from PershoreNatives Hugh Bennett, cricketer. Claude Choules, was the world's last living veteran of supercentenarian. Giles Collier, Anglican divine. George Dow
University of Wolverhampton
The University of Wolverhampton is a public university located on four campuses across the West Midlands and Staffordshire in England. The roots of the university lie in the Wolverhampton Tradesmen's and Mechanics' Institute founded in 1827 and the 19th-century growth of the Wolverhampton Free Library, which developed technical, scientific and general classes; this merged in 1969 with the Municipal School of Art founded in 1851, to form the Wolverhampton Polytechnic. The city campus is located in Wolverhampton city centre, with a second campus at Walsall and a third in Telford. There is an additional fourth campus in Wolverhampton at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park; the university operates a Health Education Centre in Burton-upon-Trent for nursing students. The university has four faculties comprising eighteen schools and institutes It has 19,560 students and offers over 380 undergraduate and postgraduate courses; the roots of the University of Wolverhampton lie in the Wolverhampton Tradesmen's and Mechanics' Institute founded in 1827 and the 19th-century growth of the Wolverhampton Free Library, which developed technical, scientific and general evening classes.
This grew into the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College in 1926. In 1931, Prince George laid the foundation stone for the new Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College. By 1945, the creation of the Music Department allowed the College to capitalise on the growing demand for a variety of subject areas. Enrolment in the first year totalled 135, by 1950 HM Inspectors stated that "it was unique among technical colleges"; the composer Vaughan Williams attended a performance of his Riders to the Sea in early 1950. In 1951 it was renamed Wolverhampton and Staffordshire College of Technology and the work of the High School of Commerce was transferred to the College. In 1956 the Joint Education Committee of the college noted: "Research is an essential feature of any institution of higher learning. Good work is being done in applied science, mechanical engineering is bringing to fruition negotiation with a local firm for sponsored research into problems at heat exchangers". By 1957–58 the student numbers grew to 6,236.
This included trainee teachers being enrolled into the College. Parallel developments with Wulfrun College set the foundations for the creation of the Faculty of Education created in 1977; the first computers arrived in 1957, the WITCH. The annual report for 1956–57 records: "Following a visit of a member of staff to Harwell, the college in competition with eight other colleges was offered the gift of an Electronic Digital Computer." A number of local firms donated sums of money to cover the cost of operation. The WITCH is now considered to be the "oldest original functioning electronic stored program computer in the world" and from September 2009 began restoration at The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park. By 1964, with the further expansion of Higher Education the college began to provide BA degrees with options in English, History and Economics among others. By 1965 the college was offering a degree in Computer Technology. In 1966, the college was renamed Wolverhampton College of Technology following county boundary changes.
The Wolverhampton School of Art was founded in 1851, becoming the Municipal School of Art in 1878, Wolverhampton College of Art in 1950. The Wolverhampton College of Technology merged with Wolverhampton College of Art in 1969 to form The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton in 1969; the formal opening ceremony took place on 14 January 1970. Wolverhampton Polytechnic was operational by the creation of five faculties; the functional units were operated by committees such as the Academic Board, Faculty Boards and Standing Committees, Committee of Deans.1970 saw the opening of the New School of Art and Design, opened by Sir Charles Wheeler. Mergers with Teacher Training Colleges in Wolverhampton and Dudley in the 1970s added to the expansion of the Polytechnic, with additional growth in 1989 on Walsall Campus when the Polytechnic acquired the Teacher Training College site; the Polytechnic changed its name to Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1988. In 1992 the Polytechnic became the University of Wolverhampton; the university was further expanded by the construction of the Telford Campus, completed in 1994, which includes in its grounds the 18th Century, Grade II listed Priorslee Hall.
Telford Campus opened its doors to students from the Business School and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. 1994 saw Wolverhampton become the first UK university to be awarded the Charter Mark for excellence in customer service. In 1995 the Wolverhampton Science Park opened; the Science Park housed The Creative Industries Centre, The Technology Centre, The Development Centre and other business and technology support services. In 1995, two local nursing colleges – the United Midlands College for Nursing and Midwifery and the Sister Dora School of Nursing – amalgamated to form the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Walsall campus West Midlands College of Higher Education. In 1997 the university was one of the first to establish a virtual learning environment: WOLF (Wolverhampton Online Learning Framew
London Ambulance Service
The London Ambulance Service is a NHS trust responsible for operating ambulances and answering and responding to urgent and emergency medical situations within the London region of England. The service responds to 999 and 111 phone calls, providing triage and advice to enable an appropriate level of response, it is one of the busiest ambulance services in the world, the busiest in the United Kingdom, providing care to more than 8.6 million people, who live and work in London. The service is under the leadership of chief executive Garrett Emmerson; the service employs around 4,500 staff. It is one of 10 ambulance trusts in England providing emergency medical services, is part of the National Health Service, receiving direct government funding for its role. There is no charge to patients for use of the service, as every person in the UK has the right to the attendance of an ambulance in an emergency; the LAS responded to over 1.8 million calls for assistance, over 1 million incidents in 2015/16.
Incidents rose by 20,000 in 2015/16. All 999 calls from the public are answered at one of the two Emergency Operations Centres in Waterloo or Bow who dispatch and allocate the appropriate resources. To assist, the service's command and control system is linked electronically with the equivalent system for London's Metropolitan Police; this means that police updates regarding specific jobs will be updated directly on the computer-aided dispatch log, to be viewed by the EOC, the resources allocated to the job. In 1818, a Parliamentary Select Committee had recommended that provision be made for carrying infectious patients in London "which would prevent the use of coaches or sedan chairs" but nothing was done. In 1866, a Hospital Carriage Fund provided six carriages to hospitals in the metropolitan area, for the use of patients suffering from smallpox or other infectious diseases, provided that they pay for the hire of the horses; the first permanent ambulance service in London was established by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1879, when a new Poor Law Act empowered them "to provide and maintain carriages suitable for the conveyance of persons suffering from any infectious disorder".
The first became operational at The South Eastern Fever Hospital, Deptford, in October 1883. In all, six hospitals operated horse-drawn "land ambulances", putting the whole of London within three miles of one of them; each ambulance station included accommodation for a married superintendent and around 20 drivers, horse keepers and attendants, laundry staff and domestic cleaners. A fleet of four paddle steamer "river ambulances" transported smallpox patients along the River Thames to Deptford, where they could be quarantined on hospital ships, departing from three special wharves at Rotherhithe and Fulham. At Deptford, in order to transfer patients between the hospitals at Joyce Green and Long Reach near Gravesend, a horse-drawn ambulance tramway was constructed in 1897 and extended in 1904. In 1902, the MAB introduced a steam in 1904, their first motor ambulance; the last horse-drawn ambulances were used on 14 September 1912. Although the MAB was supposed to be transporting only infectious patients, it also carried accident victims and emergency medical cases.
The Metropolitan Ambulance Act, 1909, empowered the London County Council to establish an emergency ambulance service, but this was not established until February 1915 and was under the control of the chief of the London Fire Brigade. In 1915, the MAB Ambulance Section were the first public body to employ women drivers, due to the number of men who had volunteered for military service. By July 1916 the London County Council Ambulance Corps was staffed by women. By 1930, the MAB was the largest user of civil ambulance services in the world, however the Local Government Act 1929 meant that work of the MAB was taken over by the London County Council, which took charge of the modern fleet of 107 MAB motor ambulances, together with 46 ambulances which were run by local Poor law unions. Taken with the 21 ambulances operated by the LCC, this provided a comprehensive service for all kinds of illness and accident, under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health for the County of London; the LCC took control of the River Ambulance Service, but it was disbanded in 1932.
During World War II, the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service was operated by over 10,000 auxiliaries women, from all walks of life. They ran services from 139 Auxiliary Stations across London. A plaque at one of the last to close, Station 39 in Weymouth Mews, near Portland Place, commemorates their wartime service. In 1948 the National Health Service Act made it a requirement for ambulances to be available for anyone who needed them; the present-day London Ambulance Service was formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of nine existing services in the new county of Greater London, in 1974, after a reorganisation of the NHS, the LAS was transferred from the control of local government to the South West Thames Regional Health Authority. On 1 April 1996, the LAS left the control of the South West Thames Regional Health Authority and became an NHS trust. In late 2017 LAS adopted the Ambulance Response Program which altered the targets for response times to reflect patient outcomes by removing hidden waiting times after a successful trial by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service and South Western Ambulance Service.
As an NHS Trust, the LAS has a Trust Board consisting of 12 members. The board includes; the chief executive and Chief
Staffordshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. It is made up of eleven Local Policing Teams, whose boundaries are matched to the nine local authorities within Staffordshire. A combined force covering Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, called Staffordshire County and Stoke-on-Trent Constabulary, was established on 1 January 1968, as a merger of the Staffordshire County Police and Stoke-on-Trent City Police; this force lost areas to the new West Midlands Police in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 and adopted a shorter name. Under proposals made by the Home Secretary on 6 February 2006, it would have merged with Warwickshire Constabulary, West Mercia Constabulary and West Midlands Police to form a single strategic force for the West Midlands region; however these plans have not been taken forward due to public opposition. For 2005/06 Staffordshire police topped the Home Office chart as being the best performing police force in England and Wales.
Staffordshire Police is one of two forces involved in the Central Motorway Police Group along with West Midlands Police. This unit provides roads policing for the motorway network in the West Midlands. Staffordshire Police has no other roads policing capacity. In September 2008, the force announced that it intended to vacate the Cannock Road site and sell it for housing development, moving HQ staff to Lanchester Court, next to the existing Weston Road premises. Staffordshire Police Authority, a separate organisation charged with oversight of the force, had 9 councillors, 3 justices of the peace, 5 independent members, it was abolished in November 2012. 1842–1857: John Hayes Hatton 1857–??: Lt-Col Gilbert Hogg 1888–1929: George Augustus Anson 1929–1951: Colonel Sir Herbert Hunter 1951–1960: George William Richard Hearn 1960–1964: Stanley Edward Peck 1964–1977: Arthur Rees 1977–1996: Charles Henry Kelly 1996–2006: John Giffard 2006–2007: David Swift 2007–2009: Chris Sims 2009–2015: Mike Cunningham 2015–2017: Jane Sawyers 2017–: Gareth Morgan The Police Roll of Honour Trust lists and commemorates all British police officers killed in the line of duty, since its establishment in 1984 has erected over 38 memorials to some of those officers.
The following officers of Staffordshire Police are listed by the Trust as having died attempting to prevent, stop or solve a crime, since the turn of the 20th century: PC William Ezra Price, 1903 PC Brinley James Booth, 1946 PC John David Taylor, 1986 The Staffordshire Police Cadet scheme aims to strengthen links between the police and young people and promote good citizenship. The programs Chief Officer is Chief Superintendent Elliot Sharrad William; the programs Deputy Chief Officer is the DCO of the Special Constabulary. The Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme was set up by PCC Matthew Ellis in 2014 after he watched a television program on the BBC's CBBC, it has a ranking system similar to that of the Special Constabulary. This ranking system contains a head cadet, deputy head cadet, section leaders, the rank of cadet. There is a ranking system for the volunteer leaders; this contains a unit commander, deputy unit commander, young leaders. The rank insignia is the same as the Special Constabulary in the sense of using bars to represent the rank.
In November 2012, the first Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, was elected. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the individual elected is responsible for reducing crime and making the area they represent safer; the PCC decides how much council tax people will pay towards community safety services and policing and is accountable for all the public money spent. List of police forces in the United Kingdom Policing in the United Kingdom Staffordshire Police Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire Police Cadets
Community first responder
A Community First Responder, is a person available to be dispatched by an ambulance control centre to attend medical emergencies in their local area. They can be members of the public, who have received basic training in life saving interventions such as defibrillation, off duty ambulance staff, or professionals from a non-medical discipline who may be nearby or attending emergencies, such as firefighters or security officers. Community first responders are found in the emergency healthcare systems of the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel and Romania. Community First Responders are there to provide assistance to those with a medical emergency, most to start and maintain the chain of survival in cardiac arrest patients until a equipped ambulance arrives; the schemes were envisaged for rural areas where emergency medical services response is to be delayed beyond the approximate 8–10 minutes during which a cardiac arrest is to become irreversible. The schemes have since expanded to more populous areas, where the benefit of early intervention can still prove life saving, the volume of people available to ambulance control assists them with meeting response time targets such as ORCON.
Examples of first responders include "co-responders", members of staff of a shopping mall or other public place, members of a first aid organisation, community first responders, others who have been trained to act in this capacity. Employees of the statutory ambulance services may act as first responders whilst off-duty. In general, first responders are sent to life-threatening situations such as cardiac arrest; some ambulance services restrict the type of calls which responders can attend, either through blanket prohibition or by more detailed call screening by the emergency dispatch centre. This is because responders do not have the levels of training or equipment available to full-time staff, may arrive on their own, increasing risks. Types of call which responders may not be asked to attend include drugs related problems, domestic violence and abusive patients as well as dangerous scenes such as traffic collisions or building sites. In some areas, responders are not dispatched to paediatric cases, although other areas have this as a main part of their role.
Schemes vary in the UK and are managed by the local ambulance service, although some schemes are run externally in association with the ambulance service. The majority of responders are volunteers and take no payment and use their own cars with no mileage recompense. In most schemes, they are expected to drive under normal road traffic laws, are not permitted to claim exemptions or use blue lights and sirens. There are a small number of schemes which have dedicated response cars and responders, who have been trained in response driving, respond on blue lights and sirens. In most cases funding for these schemes is from charitable donations from local communities; the training is first aid-based and at its core but includes extended first aid skills such as defibrillation and oxygen therapy. Other topics include roles & responsibilities, scene safety, patient assessment, management of minor trauma and a range of other medical conditions such as diabetes and strokes. Most schemes use some further extended skills adjuncts, not taught on public first aid courses, such as suction and placement of oropharyngeal airways.
There is no nationally agreed standard for the training of community first responders. Some ambulance services choose to use the IHCD First Person on Scene qualification at either basic, intermediate or enhanced levels, however some ambulance services choose to deliver their own syllabus. In most cases, the training takes place over several evenings and/or weekends and involves assessment by a trained paramedic. There may be a period of supervision for new responders including ambulance observation shifts before they are deemed competent to respond on their own; the National Association of Community First Responders was formed in 2014 with the purpose of helping to bring about a national standard for CFRs in the UK. Healthcare Commission Report on the role and management of community first responders
West Mercia Police
West Mercia Police known as West Mercia Constabulary, is the territorial police force responsible for policing the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. The force area covers 2,868 square miles making it the fourth largest police area in England and Wales; the resident population of the area is 1.19 million. Its name comes from the ancient kingdom of Mercia; the force is divided into five divisions and represent a wide spread of policing environments from densely populated urban conurbations on the edge of Birmingham as well as Telford and Worcester, to sparsely populated rural areas found in the rest of the force area. As of September 2017, the force has a workforce of 2,017 police officers, 223 police community support officers, 1541 police staff and 388 members of the special constabulary; the force has its headquarters in the historical manor house and grounds of Hindlip Hall on the outskirts of Worcester. Its badge combines the heraldry of Worcestershire and Shropshire.
West Mercia Police has two control rooms, one in the headquarters in Hindlip and a North control room in Battlefield, Shrewsbury. The force was formed on 1 October 1967, by the merger of the Worcestershire Constabulary, Herefordshire Constabulary, Shropshire Constabulary and Worcester City Police, it lost territory to West Midlands Police when, constituted on 1 April 1974. It changed its name from "West Mercia Constabulary" to "West Mercia Police" on 5 May 2009. West Mercia was a partner, in the Central Motorway Police Group. On 8 April 2018 West Mercia withdrew from the CPMG, with the 25 West Mercia police officers attached to the group returning to the in-force roads policing service. In 2013 an alliance was formed with Warwickshire Police. In October 2018, West Mercia Police announced. 1967–1975: Sir John Willison 1975–1981: Alex Rennie 1981–1985: Bob Cozens 1985–1991: Anthony Mullett 1991–1999: David Cecil Blakey 1999–2003: Peter Hampson 2003–2011: Paul West 2011–2016: David Shaw 2016–: Anthony BanghamPaul West, QPM, who retired as chief constable on 31 July 2011 was the longest serving chief constable in the force's history.
He was succeeded by his deputy chief constable, David Shaw, who took up the senior post on 1 August 2011. Anthony Bangham became Chief Constable in August 2016; the force is organised into five territorial policing units which are alphabetically coded geographically from south to north. Operating across three counties, West Mercia Police maintains many stations, with each TPU having an HQ Police station; the TPUs are further divided into Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Listed below are the TPUs and police stations maintained by the force: Covering Worcester, Droitwich and Evesham Worcester Pershore Malvern Evesham Broadway Droitwich Tenbury Wells Upton-on-SevernWest Mercia Police owns Defford RAF Defford Covering Kidderminster and Redditch Kidderminster Stourport Bewdley Hagley Wythall Rubery Bromsgrove Redditch Hereford South Hereford Leominster Bromyard Ledbury Peterchurch Ross-on-Wye Kington Highley Ludlow Some areas of Shropshire are covered by Telford and Hereford officers. Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Market Drayton Oswestry Pontesbury Wem Whitchurch Bridgnorth Telford Wellington, Shropshire Donnington Madeley A volunteer cadet scheme had existed in the Telford division since the early 1990s and in September 2013, the scheme was expanded force-wide, creating a new detachment of police cadets in each Territorial Policing Unit area.
Each detachment is headquartered in the respective TPU HQ, except the South Worcestershire detachment, based at Tudor Grange Academy. In 2010, the Telford Cadets Detachment was awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. According to West Mercia Police's website, "The scheme is aimed at young people who wish to engage in a program that offers them an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing, develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship, while supporting their local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities." A new intake of 15 new cadets per detachment occurs annually. New recruits must have finished secondary education. Young people can remain as cadets for up to two years. Cadets can consider joining the force at age 18, becoming a cadet leader in their detachment, or leaving the scheme altogether; each detachment is led by several cadet leaders who are police officers, PCSOs and police volunteers from the force.
In November 2005, the government announced major reforms of policing in England and Wales, which raised the prospect of West Mercia Constabulary being merged with other forces in the West Midlands region. Under final proposals made by the Home Secretary on 6 February 2006, it would merge with Staffordshire Police, Warwickshire Constabulary and West Midlands Police to form a single strategic force for the West Midlands region; this came under particular criticism from West Mercia Constabulary as it was rated the best force in the country. Instead, the constabulary wished to remain a separate force; the proposals were unpopular with many of the local authorities in the West Mercia area. When Labour's John Reid became Home Secretary in 2006, he put plans to merge the forces on hold; the subsequent coalition and Conservative governments have not made any indication of re-introducing such plans. In 2013 the West
East Midlands Ambulance Service
East Midlands Ambulance Service National Health Service Trust provides emergency 999, urgent care and patient transport services for the 4.8 million people within the East Midlands region of the UK - covering Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. In 2016/17 EMAS received over 938,837 emergency 999 calls with ambulance clinicians dispatched to 653,215 incidents. EMAS employs about 3,290 staff at more than 70 locations, including two control rooms at Nottingham and Lincoln - the largest staff group are those who provide accident and emergency responses to 999 calls. In 2013 EMAS took on 140 new emergency care assistants. In 2014 EMAS announced. In 2010 − 11 EMAS missed key performance targets after a cold spell brought ice. By June 2015 EMAS had failed to meet their category 1 response times for the fifth successive year. EMAS provided patient transport services until contracts worth £20 million per year were taken over in 2012 by two private sector companies. In 2012−13 EMAS had a budget of £148 million.
The Trust spent £4.3 million on voluntary and private ambulance services in 2013−14 for support in busy periods. In 2015 the service faced a drop in funding of around £6 million a year. In October 2014 the Trust decided to spend £88,000 on upgrading its computer equipment. In 2018 the trust said it would need an extra £20 million a year to meet the new ambulance performance standards. Emergency medical services in the United Kingdom Official website