Larrey Society “growth exceeding all expectation”

Friday, 22 May, 2015

The Larrey Society is growing in activities, popularity and importance at a rate faster than could have been expected when it was launched as the first cross-sector “think tank” for ambulances just 12 weeks ago, David Davis, its Founder, says in his quarterly report to members.

“The high level of commitment to the principles of collaboration between all sectors of the ambulance service is underscored by the rapid growth of our membership which is exceeding all expectations and judging by our current rate of applications we are set to reach 100 members within the next few months.

“Individuals from NHS ambulance trusts, independent companies and the voluntary organisations as well as those from the paramedic education community are joining every day and more importantly they are committing to proactively support the Society’s research and advocacy work”, he said.

The Society is building a network of relationships with the healthcare establishment and has already met with executives of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, Care Quality Commission, Monitor, the economic regulatory body, and The Ambulance Services Charity and has established direct contact with the Conservative government’s new health team and the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU)>

Davis added: “The response from everyone so far has been genuinely encouraging…it seems there is a fresh awakening to the importance of positive collaboration over the nation’s healhcare and that the ambulance service is in a prime position to lead the way forward in this fresh environment”.

The Society’s programme of member activities for 2016 is taking shape with the main event being The EMS Conference on 21st January when an influential panel of experts will be discussing the future development of the nation’s emergency medical services. It is expected to be a sell-out and there is a special “early bird” delegate fee discount arrangement for Society members which will close at the end of July.

Membership is free at Delegate places at The EMS Conference 2016 can be booked at Health Conferences UK.


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