Shaping the Future of Your Local Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service is looking to apply for foundation trust status in 2012.
NHS foundation trusts are membership organisations that are free from central government control. This means that the new organisation will have a lot more freedom to shape the way that it provides and develops services for local residents.
Why We Are Consulting
They have developed plans for how they would like to take the new organisation forward in the future. However, they want to be sure that you have a say in what they are proposing.
Between now and 4 December 2011 everyone across Yorkshire is invited to share their views about the plans, and help to shape the way that ambulance services are provided in the future.
They are also starting to recruit ‘members’ to the new organisation - who will be made up of staff, patients and public across Yorkshire. Members will help to influence decisions that are made and ensure that they really benefit our local communities.
What Happens Next
After the consultation is completed in December 2011, we will analyse the results and present the feedback to our Board. The Board will then consider the suggestions and decide if we should make any changes to our plans.
We will publish the results of our public consultation along with any changes we have made as a result.
The consultation will form part of our application to become an NHS foundation trust which will go to the Department of Health in the summer of 2012.