Ambulance dataset survey

Closed 30 Sep 2022

Opened 1 Sep 2022


Changes to the way ambulance services collect patient data
A new ambulance dataset (ADS) has been developed, led by clinicians and digital leads from Ambulance Services to improve patient care.
It will enable individual ambulance records to directly link with records created in Emergency Departments, and other areas of healthcare. We are seeking feedback on proposals to share these records back into Ambulance Services, helping the staff that treat you to understand how patient outcomes can be improved. 

“The availability of data from other healthcare settings into Ambulance Services will support our ambitions to develop our clinical workforce to provide the best possible care for our patients. Using information to understand how our care and treatment impacts on the outcomes of patients will allow us to increase the skills and abilities of our clinicians, maximise patient safety and improve the patient experience.”

- Professor Anthony Marsh, NHS National Strategic Advisor of Ambulance Services

This briefing document provides additional information.

All questions are voluntary, and we ask that you do not provide any personal identifying information within the free text fields. The information collected through the questionnaire will be stored for 18 months following the closure date of the survey.  Responses will be collated and analysed by the NHS England Central Ambulance Team to identify key themes.



  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users


  • Equality and diversity
  • Reducing health inequalities
  • Integrated care