East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has announced that it has achieved a ‘Good’ overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a recent inspection.
As well as achieving the ‘Good’ overall rating, following the latest inspection, EMAS has joined only a handful of ambulance trusts in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ rating for caring.
Following the previous full inspection in 2017, EMAS was rated ‘Requires improvement’. Since then, a huge amount of work has been put into improving standards and services to achieve this ‘Good’ rating. During the latest inspection carried out between 2 April and 15 May 2019, the CQC recognised the significant improvements made by the trust across all areas. EMAS was awarded a ‘Good’ rating overall, as well as in four of the five inspection criteria: safe, responsive, effective and well-led.
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