The Rescue 2020 report came out after an 18 month, internal review into the Mountain Rescue Service. It was designed to provide guidelines for how it could improve it's service to the public. Instead the recommendation that has caused the most controversy is one the criticises 'tensions' between the volunteer rescuers and the Ambulance Service:
The North West Ambulance Service quickly issued their own response to the criticism in the form of this statement:
We contacted both organisations to ask how they are looking to resolve their differences. See the full report below.