We want to provide our patients with the highest quality care and contribute towards Londoners having health outcomes among the best in the world.
In this section you can find out about:
Who we are
We are the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK and provide healthcare that is free to patients at the time they receive it. We are also the only London-wide NHS trust.
We have around 5,500 staff, who work across a wide range of roles based in 70 ambulance stations. We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area.
Where we are
Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles, from Heathrow in the west to Upminster in the east, and from Enfield in the north to Purley in the south.
What we do
Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, providing medical care to patients across the capital, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Other services we offer include providing pre-arranged patient transport and finding hospital beds. Working with the police and the fire service, we are prepared for dealing with large-scale or major incidents in the capital.
How we are run
We are governed by a Trust Board, which meets every two months. It is made up of 18 members – a non-executive chairman, seven non-executive directors, five of the Service’s executive directors (including the chief executive), and five non-executive directors.
How we are doing
Target response times are set for us by the government and we are measured against these annual performance targets as well as other standards of service.
Working with suppliers
Each year we spend approximately £58 million on a wide range of goods and services. We have a responsibility to ensure that all public money we receive is used as resourcefully as possible, and that we achieve the best value for money. Find out more.
Our plans for the future
We want to provide our patients with the highest quality of care which will contribute towards Londoners having health outcomes that are amongst the best in the world.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is proud to be a research active organisation. By developing and hosting research studies we contribute to an evidence base that informs and improves emergency medical care and outcomes in the UK and worldwide.
We publish a number of publications on our website for you to download, including our annual reports, Trust Board papers and documents for the Freedom of Information Act publication scheme.
Involving our community
We aim to work with Londoners from many different backgrounds to ensure that we continue to provide a service that meets their needs.
Equality and inclusion in the workplace
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities across everything we do, in terms of employment and training, providing services and our engagement and decision making.