Association of Air Ambulances

AAMS Requests $363.5M In Emergency Funding To Support Air Ambulances

AAMS Requests $363.5M In Emergency Funding To Support Air Ambulances

15-Apr-2020Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), representing the air medical transport industry submitted a letter this week to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar with an urgent request to rapidly distribute money to emergency air medical providers from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. In order to ensure the... Read more

Changes in UK air ambulance sector

Changes in UK air ambulance sector

7-Jan-2020Source: Association of Air Ambulances

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) trade membership body and national charity, Air Ambulances UK, are proud to announce a successful merger, taking effect from 1st January 2020. The new single nationwide organisation will support the UK’s air ambulance sector and will provide a national voice and platform on behalf of the air ambulance community.... Read more

National Air Ambulance Conference to focus on the importance of collaboration

National Air Ambulance Conference to focus on the importance of collaboration

31-Oct-2019Source: Association of Air Ambulances

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) National Conference takes place on Monday 18th November 2019 at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London. Once again, the three colleges of charity, operational and clinical speakers will come together, to talk on contemporary topics within the air ambulance and ambulance service sectors. This year, the theme focusses on the... Read more

UK Government praises Air Ambulance charities

UK Government praises Air Ambulance charities

19-Jun-2019Source: Association of Air Ambulance

A reception held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) took place on the House of Commons Terrace, Westminster on 10 June 2019. The event, hosted by Chairman of the APPGAA Robert Courts MP, gave members of both Houses of Parliament the opportunity to meet with representatives from air ambulance charities and ambulance... Read more

Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

22-May-2019Source: Magpas Air Ambulance

Magpas Air Ambulance are very pleased to announce that Daryl Brown, the Charity’s CEO, has been appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA). The AAA provides a platform of representation as a unified national voice for the UK Air Ambulance community to governments, legislators and the public. Daryl says “I’m delighted to... Read more

Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunches as Air Ambulances UK

Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunches as Air Ambulances UK

7-Dec-2018Source: Air Ambulances UK

The Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunched as Air Ambulances UK on Friday 23rd November, signalling the start of an exciting new era of strategic growth in which it aims to significantly increase the level of national funding provided to its 21 beneficiary air ambulance charities across Great Britain. The new working name and brand... Read more

Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

16-Nov-2018Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

A DEDICATED volunteer and a successful fundraising campaign for its new airbase has resulted in Wiltshire Air Ambulance winning two prestigious awards. The charity enjoyed their success at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, run by the Association of Air Ambulances, at a ceremony in London on Monday (12 November). Colin Smith, of Chippenham, Wiltshire,... Read more

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

16-Nov-2018Source: Association of Air Ambulances

The nation’s finest clinicians, aviators and fundraisers are celebrated at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 310 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community last night at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. Awards hosts Richard Madeley and Angellica Bell handed out 12 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams,... Read more

Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

8-Jun-2018Source: The Association of Air Ambulances

The Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on the air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team, for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.  These prestigious and independent awards, honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers who provide outstanding services and support for air ambulance organisations nationally. Nominations are welcome throughout... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance wins Campaign of the Year award

Midlands Air Ambulance wins Campaign of the Year award

11-Dec-2017Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

MAAC was recently named the winner of the Campaign of the Year category at the Association of Air Ambulances’ Awards of Excellence 2017. The organisation’s 25th anniversary year, Air25, was chosen by the judging panel as the winning campaign, which ran throughout 2016. The charity team demonstrated excellent levels of engagement with loyal supporters and... Read more

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017

16-Nov-2017Source: Association of Air Ambulances

The nation’s finest clinicians, aviators and fundraisers are celebrated at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Almost 300 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community last night at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017. Awards hosts, BBC News reporter and presenter Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding... Read more

Shortlist for Air Ambulance Awards announced

Shortlist for Air Ambulance Awards announced

25-Sep-2017Source: Association of Air Ambulances

The shortlisted nominees for the 2017 Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence have been announced today. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony to be held on 13 November at the Millennium Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London. The independent judging panel met and considered all entries made across the eleven categories. After lengthy deliberation and... Read more

30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

14-Sep-2017Source: AOAA

Thirty years ago, the first air ambulance service was formed in Cornwall.  More recently, Northern Ireland; the only area within the UK without such a service, became operational. Since then, these critical life-saving services have invested funds to expand their operations, increased their operating hours to operate at night, upgraded to larger aircrafts, increased their... Read more

AAMS Supports GAO Report Recommendations

AAMS Supports GAO Report Recommendations

2-Aug-2017Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) thanks the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its efforts producing the report on air medical issues. The report, titled “Air Ambulance: Data Collection and Transparency Needed to Enhance DOT Oversight,” affirms that the Department of Transportation has the authority, under current law, to address industry data collection and... Read more

New Clinical Best AAA issues Practice Guidance on Advanced Analgesia and Sedation

New Clinical Best AAA issues Practice Guidance on Advanced Analgesia and Sedation

16-Jun-2017Source: AAA

A new Clinical Best Practice Guidance document has been issued by the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) on ‘Advanced analgesia and sedation’ to promote best practice in advanced prehospital care, delivered by UK Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). The new Best Practice Guide joined three other Guides being republished following updates; ‘Defibrillation and Pacing during... Read more

New Chairman at Association of Air Ambulances

New Chairman at Association of Air Ambulances

15-Mar-2016Source: AAA

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is delighted to announce that Hanna Sebright was duly appointed as the new Chairman of the Association at their Annual General Meeting held on Monday 7 March 2016. A large gathering of representatives from across the European HEMS sector, attended the AGM which saw former Chairman Bill Sivewright hand... Read more

UK Government Minister Provides Reassurances on Air Ambulance Fuel VAT

UK Government Minister Provides Reassurances on Air Ambulance Fuel VAT

18-Jun-2013Source: Assoc of Air Ambulances

On the 11th June 2013 Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Department for Health, while giving a speech to a reception held by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA), made reassurances,that the thousands of pounds wasted through the application of VAT on aviation fuel was being taken seriously and a potential solution was... Read more

UK – National Director appointed to Association of Air Ambulances

UK – National Director appointed to Association of Air Ambulances

19-Apr-2012Source: Association of Air Ambulances

The National Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Clive Dickin as its new National Director. Previously Mr Dickin, 38, led two national organisations from the built environment, helping to improve performance as well as working closely with the Health and Safety Executive to launch the “Gas Safe Register”, the... Read more

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