Care Quality Commission publishes report on North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published an inspection report on North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. 


Inspectors visited the trust between 25 to 27 February 2020 to check on the quality of healthcare services. CQC previously visited the trust in June and July 2019, when it was rated Good overall.  


CQC temporarily suspended all routine inspections on 16 March 2020 to support and reduce the pressure on health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic. CQC, as well as providers, want to be able to prioritise keeping people safe during this time. 

The report includes the findings from the core service inspections and updated ratings but due to the time of the of the suspension, the well-led inspection could not be completed. As a result, the overall rating and five key questions are from the previous inspection.  


Full details of CQC’s inspection findings are published in a report online at: