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EASC Annual Plan – 2021-2022

In line with the NHS Wales Annual Planning Framework 2021-22, the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee (EASC) Annual Plan will set out our expectations and deliverables for the coming year.

The EASC Team is responsible through the Chief Ambulance Services Commissioner (CASC) for the commissioning, quality assurance and improvement of EASC commissioned services. The portfolio of EASC commissioned services currently include:

  • Emergency Ambulance Services (EMS)
  • Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) and the
  • Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru).

Our plan this year presents in a short and succinct format and will centre on the following areas:

  • Priorities for commissioned services
  • Transformational work programmes
  • Alignment with re-setting of NHS and Social Care post COVID-19 pandemic
  • Development of the commissioning cycle.

The assumptions made within this Annual Plan are consistent with those of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service and Health Boards. This Annual Plan only covers the services commissioned by EASC and therefore does not include 111, which is hosted by the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, although the committee recognise that work will need to be undertaken during the life of this plan regarding the future of these arrangements.