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CAMTS accreditation

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In July 2014 Embrace gained accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) board for ground, fixed wing and rotor wing transport of critically ill babies and children.

CAMTS is a non-profit agency dedicated to evaluating medical transport services against industry-established criteria. It believes that the two highest priorities of an air medical or ground transport service are patient care and safety of the transport environment.

The Accreditation Standards consist of measurable criteria to demonstrate a programme’s level of quality.

In 2017 Embrace became the first service to become dual accredited by CAMTS and CAMTS-EU (now rebranded as CAMTS Global).

In 2021 Embrace was re-accredited by CAMTS-Global as this is a more appropriate standard for a service that operates predominantly in Europe. Embrace’s most recent re-accreditation was awarded in October 2023.

We operate under CAMTS-Global accreditation when transferring patients with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, The Children’s Air Ambulance and IAS Medical.

Accreditation process

The process involved a comprehensive evaluation of the service including:

  • CAMTS staff – an average of more than 40 hours guiding and providing assistance to each applicant
  • Site surveyors – more than 150 hours studying the Program Information Form and completing the site visit
  • CAMTS Board of Directors – 20 hours of final review and recommendations

Benefits of accreditation include:

  • Credibility and distinction gained through the certificate of accreditation and inclusion on the accredited services list
  • Recognition by peers and ability to stay abreast of current professional practice

Embrace partners

The Embrace team are grateful to our partners Yorkshire Ambulance Service, The Children’s Air Ambulance and IAS Medical  for their support and assistance throughout the accreditation process. You can read more about them on our partners page.

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