Ambulances used 'like GP service'
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Ambulances used 'like GP service'

There are concerns that East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is "being used like a GP service".

EMAS, which has failed to meet some of its targets for years, responds to approximately 1,800 calls a day - of which about 750 are potentially life-threatening.

The service has now set up a dedicated assessment team in its control room, which offers telephone advice to 999 callers.

An independent review is also being carried out into the cost, demand and capacity of the service.

  • 30 Nov 2016