Ambulance Quality Indicators

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

The following webpages are / were updated monthly, with the latest Statistical Notes, spreadsheets and text files:
Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2017-18
Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2016-17
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 June 2017 (XLSX, 649KB)
Ambulance Clinical Outcomes Time series to March 2017 (XLSX, 345KB)

CSV Data
Systems Indicators April 2011 to June 2017 (CSV, 197KB)
Clinical Outcomes April 2011 to March 2017 (CSV, 136KB)

Note: From February 2015 to February 2017, the Systems Indicators for Category A, Red 1 and Red 2 responses are not comparable for all Ambulance Services; for details please read the 8 December 2016 Statistical Note, via the above 2016-17 link.

Data specification
The following documents contain the specification guidance for data suppliers on what NHS England require.
Trusts using Categories C1 to C4:
Yorkshire (YAS), West Midlands (WMAS), and South Western (SWAS) Ambulance Services from September 2017, and other trusts from month of introduction of Categories C1 to C4:
AQI System Indicators 20170811 (DOCX, 69KB)
YAS, WMAS and SWAS from October 2016 to August 2017:
AQI Guidance v3.0 (DOCX, 113KB)

Trusts using Red / Green categorisation:
From October 2016:
AQI Guidance V1.6 (DOCX, 196KB)
January to October 2016:
AQI Guidance V1.4 (DOCX, 202KB)
Up to 4 January 2016:
AQI Guidance V1.31 (DOCX, 173KB)

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 timetable contains dates for data collection and publication:
2017-18 Ambulance Quality Indicators Publication Timetable (PDF, 45KB) (Updated 28 April 2017)

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. This dashboard has been updated up to and including March 2016, but will not be updated past this date.
Download ACQI Dashboard April 2011 to March 2016 (XLS, 5,967KB)

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives have produced an infographics website with similar data to the AQI:
www.ambulancestats.co.uk/index.php

The Ambulance Services publication by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital) contains AQI data up to 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
For press enquiries, please contact the NHS England press office on 0113 825 0958 or nhsengland.media@nhs.net.

The individual responsible for these data is:
Ian Kay
NHS England, Operational Information for Commissioning (Central)
Room 5E24, Quarry House, Leeds LS2 7UE
i.kay@nhs.net
0113 825 4606