Alistair Quaile
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 8, Iss. 1, 11 Jan 2016, pp 5

In November of last year, London Ambulance Service
NHS Trust (LAS) became the first ambulance Trust to be
placed under special measures following an inspection of
the service by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June
2015. The overall rating given by England's chief inspector
of hospitals, Prof Sir Mike Richards, was that the service was
inadequate, and it was acknowledged that improvements
were needed on safety, effectiveness, responsiveness and
leadership (CQC, 2015b).

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