• Ambulance service

Southern Medical Rescue

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Unit 8,9a,12, Greys Green Business Centre, Henley-on-thames, RG9 4QG 07500 112502

Provided and run by:
Southern Medical Rescue Ltd

All Inspections


During a routine inspection

The service did not have a previous rating. We rated it as good because:

  • The service had enough staff to care for patients and keep them safe. Staff had training in key skills, understood how to protect patients from abuse, and managed safety well. Staff assessed risks to patients, acted on them and kept good care records. The service managed safety incidents well and learned lessons from them.
  • Staff provided good care and treatment. Managers monitored the effectiveness of the service. Staff worked well together for the benefit of patients, supported them to make decisions about their care, and had access to good information.
  • Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, respected their privacy and dignity, took account of their individual needs. They provided emotional support to patients, families and carers.
  • The service took account of patients’ individual needs and made it easy for people to give feedback.
  • Leaders ran services well using reliable information systems and supported staff to develop their skills. Staff felt respected, supported and valued. They were focused on the needs of patients receiving care. Staff were clear about their roles and accountabilities. The service engaged well with patients and the community to plan and manage services.


  • The service did not always control infection risk well.
  • The service did not always manage medicines well.