Ambulance Quality Indicators

This contains background material for the Ambulance System Indicators and Clinical Outcomes for all eleven Ambulance Services in England.

Data

The following webpages are / were updated monthly, with the latest Statistical Notices, spreadsheets and text files:
Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2015-16
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 Time series to April 2015 (XLSX, 380KB)
Ambulance Clinical Outcomes Time series to January 2015 (XLSX, 232KB)

CSV Data
Systems Indicators April 2011 to April 2015 (CSV, 131KB)
Clinical Outcomes April 2011 to January 2015 (CSV, 88KB)

Dashboard
This dashboard of Systems Indicators and Clinical Outcomes contains identical data to the Time Series files above, but presents the data in a macro-driven layout with a map and an overview flowchart through the ambulance call process. It contains an embedded Narrative PDF with further information, and Ambulance Services are able to download this spreadsheet and place a version on their own websites with an updated narrative.
Download Amb.CQI Dashboard April 2011 to April 2015 (XLS, 5227KB)

Supporting information

This Statement describes the quality of the statistics, along with a revisions policy, and information on user engagement:
AQI Quality Statement 2015 v1.2 (PDF, 356KB)

The following document contains the specification guidance for data suppliers on what NHS England require:
AQI Guidance V1.31 (DOCX, 173KB)

The following timetables contain dates for data collection and publication:
2015-16 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (DOCX, 33KB)
2014-15 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (DOCX, 31KB) (Revised 27 October 2014)
2013-14 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (DOC, 42KB)
2012-13 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (DOC, 40KB)

Similar data from other sources

The Ambulance Services publication by the Health and Social Care Information Centre contains AQI data upto 2014-15, and statistics from the KA34 data collection 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.

Rest of UK
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 (National), Finance Directorate
NHS England, Room 5E24, Quarry House, Leeds LS2 7UE
0113 825 4606
i.kay@nhs.net