Top marks for Magpas Air Ambulance

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MAGPAS air ambulance has been regarded as “Outstanding practise with no areas of improvement” by the Care Quality Commission, following a crucial inspection of the Charity Magpas Air Ambulance.

The results which had been published yesterday, praised the Cambridgeshire based charity Magpas Air Ambulance for all their hard work in the community.

The charity brings crucial lifesaving care by land and air to patients in life threatening emergencies in the East of England.

The Care Quality Commission, who carried out the report, regulates all health and social care services in England, and visited Magpas in February of this year.

The report spoke about how ‘the staff spoke passionately about the care they provided to patients and all the patient feedback was positive.

Daryl Brown, Chief Executive of Magpas Air Ambulance, explains, “We are delighted with the report, having been the first air ambulance charity to be registered with CQC in 2007 (formally known as the Healthcare Commission) this inspection report speaks volumes for the care and compassion of our clinical service. With five areas highlighted as outstanding and no areas of improvement, the inspection truly reflects our charity values - caring, pioneering and dedicated to patients’ needs.”

“It was an impressive and comprehensive inspection over two days which reviewed every aspect of the charity. To have received such an outstanding result is testament to the care of our enhanced doctors and paramedics and the hard work of our staff and volunteers here at Magpas Air Ambulance”.

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Daryl goes on to say, “The CQC inspection team of three, which included a Specialist Inspector, observed the Magpas Air Ambulance medical team on board our helicopter and experienced, first-hand, the vital lifesaving difference this charity can make for patients in life threatening situations.”

To read the full report please visit the CQC website For more information about this incredible lifesaving charity, visit You can also follow us on Twitter at @Magpas_Charity or ‘like’ our Facebook page - Magpas Air Ambulance.