Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to South Central Ambulance Service’s Bicester headquarters on Friday.
Mr Cameron visited Will Hancock, chief executive, to find out more about plans to integrate the NHS 111 and 999 services. He also observed staff in the emergency operations centre and spoke to call handlers and clinicians in the NHS111 service.
Mr Cameron said: “Clearly the time it takes to respond to a life threatening event is critical and it was helpful to see how this is done in practice and to hear about changes that are being made to improve the service upon which people rely. The flooding provides an extremely difficult situation for those affected and I was impressed by what I heard in terms of the work that SCAS have done during this time.”