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