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SECAmb's response to leak report

29 February 2016

Ambulance LogoPlease find a statement below in response to an article which appeared in the Daily Telegraph today.

Please note we will not be issuing anything further on this matter at this time. The statement is to be attributed to a Trust’s spokesperson.

“South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has refuted claims made in today’s Daily Telegraph following its article based on a leaked, draft report.

“The article refers to a report undertaken by Deloitte which was not looking at patient impact but at the decision-making and governance around the implementation of the pilot, and what recommendations can be made for SECAmb’s governance processes in light of this.

“As we have stated previously, the separate, independent, clinically-led patient impact review, being carried out as part of the Monitor undertakings, is currently underway and is yet to be concluded.

“Until it does it is inaccurate and completely misleading to attribute or imply any harm or deaths to the pilot.

“We will publish the findings of the patient impact review as soon as it is complete.

“However, in the preliminary work to date, no clear indications of patient harm have been identified. Indeed, the review has identified a number of seriously ill patients who received an improved response due to earlier clinical intervention as a consequence of the pilot.”

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