Ambulance Response Programme (ARP) Impact Assessment

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This impact assessment provides evidence that the Ambulance Response Programme (ARP) delivers operational efficiency, financial efficiency in terms of cost avoidance and potential improvements to clinical outcomes.


The Ambulance Response Programme (ARP) aims to improve patient outcomes and increase the operational efficiency of ambulance service provision. The ARP impact assessment examines and seeks to quantify the impact on the ambulance sector as well as indicate opportunities for efficiencies and future gains in the wider system.

The impact assessment is based in part on the data and analysis within the independent ScHARR report (previously published) for phases one and two of the ARP, which assessed the effects of Dispatch on Disposition and the code set changes.