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NHS ratings: Ambulance trusts
All ambulance trusts have been given a star rating based on their performance against a number of key targets and indicators.

The targets include whether they responded to Category A calls about life-threatening conditions within the government target of eight minutes.

The indictors also looked at clinical negligence, patient experience and call answering times.


Avon Ambulance Service NHS Trust - zero stars

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Ambulance & Paramedic Service NHS Trust - three stars

Cumbria Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

Dorset Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

East Anglian Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

Essex Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

Gloucestershire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

Greater Manchester Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

Hampshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - zero stars

Hereford & Worcester Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust (Ambulance) - three stars

Kent Ambulance NHS Trust - one star

Lancashire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

Lincolnshire Ambulance & Health Transport Service NHS Trust - zero stars

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

Mersey Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

Oxfordshire Ambulance NHS Trust - one star

Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service NHS Trust - one star

Staffordshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

Surrey Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

Sussex Ambulance Service NHS Trust - one star

Tees East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - one star

Two Shires Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

Warwickshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - three stars

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service NHS Trust - one star

Westcountry Ambulance Service NHS Trust - two stars

Wiltshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust - zero stars



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