East Midlands Ambulance Trust misses time target

East Midlands Ambulance Credit: PA

Five ambulance trusts across England, including in the East Midlands, have failed to meet crucial response time targets, new figures suggest.

Ambulance crews across the country did not arrive on scene within eight minutes for 26% of patients who needed urgent emergency assistance last year.

On Monday, NHS England said that the health service must design a simpler system if it is to relieve pressure on emergency care.