Let's hope these changes are really in the interests of patients.
Fewer 999 ambulance calls will be classed as life-threatening and needing a super-fast response in the biggest shake-up of the service in 40 years. The move by the NHS in England - and agreed by ministers - will result in about 8% of call-outs being classed as needing the quickest response. Currently half of call-outs are, but many are not serious or could wait longer for paramedics to arrive. NHS bosses said lives would be saved by overhauling the current system.