GOVERNANCE

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust governs the activity of NARS.  All NARS members are experienced doctors and paramedics who have undergone an agreed level of additional training and mentorship prior to responding to incidents.  Most NARS volunteers operate at a ‘Level 2’ skills set which includes management of medical and trauma patients at a ‘sub-anaesthetic’ level.  Many NARS members have experience in anaesthetics and can assist a ‘Level 3’ provider with giving a general anaesthetic prior to reaching hospital, should the patient’s condition necessitate this.

NARS volunteers are required to hold current qualifications in:
Advanced Adult and Paediatric Life Support
Pre-hospital Emergency Care
Major Incidents
Advanced and emergency driving

The Ambulance Service holds regular governance meetings that are attended by NARS members.  NARS works closely with other immediate care schemes in the East of England to ensure that our medical procedures and policies reflect current best practice.  Members are required to submit incident summaries after every call requiring advanced skills or clinical decision-making.