As we approach what is certain to be a challenging winter, it is clear that ambulance trusts have an integral role to play in the ongoing COVID response and effectively managing the increasing demand across health services. Trust leaders will be acutely focused on supporting their staff and volunteers and delivering the high quality service that their local communities need.

Longer term, it is vital that ambulance trusts continue to have a seat at the table to support decision-making at national, regional and system level, recognising the value that they can bring.