Blah…blah, ORCON…blah…lack of patient care…blah…blah…stupid government target…blah…blah…no rhyme or reason…blah…blah…
You have heard me ranting about ORCON many times in the past, about how it causes a reduction in patient care, how it isn't a good reflection on an ambulance service and how there seems to be no evidence as to why eight minutes is so important. Whenever I've asked about the magical eight minute figure no-one has been able to give me a straight answer.
The (excellent) Magwitch has taken on this mystery that no ambulance person has been able to answer and has detailed his findings here. It's a superb read and I suggest you all take a look at it, and the comments, and decide for yourself why the reasons for this target seem to be hidden.
I think some further investigation is needed. Anyone an expert on the British Library?