The Emergency Ambulance Services Committee (EASC) is Joint Committee of the seven health boards in Wales and is hosted by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. EASC has the responsibility for planning and securing sufficient ambulance services for the population. Each of the seven Chief Executives is a member of the Committee and they collaboratively commission emergency and non-emergency ambulance services which includes the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru – Wales Air Ambulance). In addition there are three associate members who are the chief executives of Velindre University NHS Trust, the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Public Health Wales NHS Trust.
The National Collaborative Commissioning Unit (NCCU) and Emergency Ambulance Services Committee (EASC) Teams have been awarded the BAME Cultural Competence Scheme Silver+ certification award by Diverse Cymru.
The award recognises the team’s support and commitment towards ensuring the NCCU / EASC becomes a culturally competent employer and ensuring our workplace is fair and equitable for those from BAME communities.
Shane Mills (Clinical Director) and Sanjeev Mahapatra (Head of Operations) accepted the award on behalf of the NCCU/EASC teams at the Cultural Competency Scheme Awards held on Monday 2 September 2023.
Diverse Cymru’s Cultural Competence Certification Scheme is an award-winning workplace development tool to help organisations implement good workplace practice, ensuring services are fair and equitable for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in Wales.