True involvement of local communities is the ethos that underpins everything we do at East Midlands Ambulance Service, and we welcome and value your input in helping us to achieve this aim.
We actively seek to involve patients and the public (and those who represent them) in our decision making, ensuring that we engage with Health Scrutiny Committees and community and patient representative groups so that our services reflect local need.
Our Community Engagement team:
- Give patients, their representatives and the public a voice
- Listen to your views, comments and suggestions
- Learn from your experiences
- Work in partnership to improve the services we provide
- Help implement change
Our team also work closely with Local Involvement Networks (LINks). LINks are made up of individuals and community groups, such as faith groups and residents' associations, working together to improve health and social care services. To learn more about LINks and how to get involved, please click here
Requests to visit schools and community events
We receive a large number of requests for our ambulances and crews to attend local schools and community events.
East Midlands Ambulance Service is keen to support events that aim to educate and raise awareness about our service and we endeavour to attend as many as possible.
However, due to the ever increasing demand for our services (we receive a 999 call every 45 seconds), all available resources must be used to respond to 999 calls.
This means that we rely on the goodwill of our frontline staff to volunteer and attend events during their rest days, and this limits the events we can support.
It is with regret that, for the reasons given above, we are unable to meet most requests of this type.
Find out more and get involved
If you would like to find out more about Community Engagement at EMAS, please click here to contact us.