Ambulance Trust of the Year


This award is presented to the Ambulance Trust that has embraced change and demonstrated a decrease in response times, the ability to provide treatment at the scene of an accident, and the provision of outpatient services.

2019 Winner

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Coming out of special measures in 2018 and now rated ‘Good’ by thew CQC, LAS is recognised for its efforts to help tackle knife violence, Martin Griffiths, Clinical Director for the Violence Reduction network at NHS England and NHS Improvement has recently commented on a ‘tremendous’ track record delivering prevention messages through projects and training in schools and communities.m In addition, LAS’s FTSU (Freedom to Speak Up) culture had improved by an impressive 18 per cent, the highest of any NHS Trust in the country.

2019 Ambulance Trust of the Year: London Ambulance Service


North West Ambulance Service
North East Ambulance Service
West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS)
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS)

2017 Winner

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

As the second largest Ambulance Trust in the UK, WMAS employs around 4,500 staff and makes over 450,000 emergency responses every year. In January it became the first ambulance service in England to receive an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission, which remarked on the trust’s excellent auditing process in place to monitor compliance to NHS Pathways protocols and procedures. Inspectors also noted the positive, patient centred culture within and staff that are very proud to work for the trust.

2017 Ambulance Trust of the Year: West Midlands Ambulance Service

2014 Winner

West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service has a reputation as one of the leading NHS organisations in the UK. Formed in 2006 following a merger of four ambulance services in the West Midlands, the Trust has progressed to a high performing emergency service attaining foundation trust status in 2013. WMAS serves a population of 5.6 million who live in the areas of Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham Coventry, Solihull and Black Country conurbation. Successful projects include the implementation of an ambitious £10 million ‘Make Ready plan throughout the region which has resulted in clinicians having their vehicles refuelled, cleaned and restocked in readiness for duty, and the introduction of a range of services that drive down A&E admission rates.

2014 Commended

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Yorkshire Ambulance Service