Ambulance Quality Indicators

This contains background material for the Ambulance System Indicators (AmbSYS) and Clinical Outcomes (AmbCO) for all eleven Ambulance Trusts in England.


The following websites are / were updated monthly, with the latest Statistical Notices, spreadsheets and text files:

Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2014-15
Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2013-14
Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2012-13
Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2011-12

The following interactive spreadsheets, updated monthly, show Time Series data from April 2011 to the latest published month. Users can select whether to view data for all England, an individual trust, or a commissioning region:

Ambulance Systems Indicators Timeseries to June 2014 (XLSX, 330KB)
Ambulance Clinical Outcomes Timeseries to March 2014 (XLSX, 171KB)

CSV Data

Download AmbSYS. Full Extraction till June 2014 (CSV, 110KB)
Download AmbCo. Full Extraction till March 2014 (CSV, 70KB)

Supporting information

The following document contains the specification guidance for data suppliers on what NHS England require:

AQI Guidance V1.31 (DOC, 978KB)

The following timetables contain dates for data collection and publication:

2014-15 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (DOC, 37KB)
2013-14 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (DOC, 42KB)
2012-13 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (DOC, 40KB)

Similar data from other sources

The Health and Social Care Information Centre publish ambulance systems indicators from the KA34 data collection, from 2004-05 to 2012-13, which are similar but not directly comparable with the AQI data.

Weekly Category A response times from 7 November 2010 to 29 May 2011 are still available on an archive website: Ambulance Weekly Sitreps.

Wales ambulance data from the Welsh Government.

Scotland ambulance data in Quality Improvement Indicators documents from the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Northern Ireland ambulance data from the NI Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

Contact Details

We welcome questions and feedback on these Ambulance Quality Indicators, sent by any method, to:

Ian Kay, Analytical Services (Operations), NHS England, Room 5E24, Quarry House, Leeds LS2 7UE

0113 824 9411