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Recommendation 10 – Transport and accessibility

10.a
The Terms of Reference and membership of the SLSWR Service Redesign Transport Group should be reviewed in the light of wider inter-agency considerations and the recommendations from this External View.

10.b
A review of air evacuation services of patients should be considered, involving inter-agency discussions between NHS Highland, SAS, EMRS and HM Coastguard, to determine whether any improvements can be made.

10.c
A review of sea evacuation procedures should be undertaken, involving inter-agency discussions between NHS Highland, SAS, CalMac and the RNLI.

10.d
The Memorandum of Understanding between SAS, HM Coastguard and the RNLI, recommended in the National Primary Care Out-of-Hours Review, should be finalised and implemented.