A report into the performance of East Midlands Ambulance Service has found it's making significant progress, but still requires improvement.
The Care Quality Commission found emergency care was no longer "inadequate" thanks to the recruitment of extra frontline staff.
The CQC carried out its inspection of the trust in February and later followed up on suggested improvements which had been outlined at a 2015 inspection.
The trust was told that it required Improvement overall 2 years ago and was also served with a warning notice which included recommendations such as increasing staff and vehicle numbers. The CQC found that the improvements had been made as advised.
The areas inspected were safety and effectiveness of the Emergency and Urgent Care Services, Emergency Operations Centres and whether the service provided was safe, effective and well-led.
While the overall rating for the trust remains unchanged, inspectors found a number of significant improvements had been made and now, emergency and urgent care services are no longer rated as Inadequate for safety but as 'Requires Improvement.'
Richard Henderson EMAS Chief Executive responded to the report:
CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said:
The full report can be viewed here.