Private ambulances increasingly used by NHS ‘putting patients at risk’, damning report finds

A damning report has warned that the increasing use of private ambulances is leading to examples of poor care, including a dialysis patient left to wander the streets.

Private ambulances are being used by the NHS more and more to transport patients to appointments and hospital, and to respond to emergency 999 calls.

But the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it was concerned about the quality of care, staff training and use of medicines.

Full Story: The Independent, 7th March 2019