A SOUTHAMPTON-based ambulance service has been rated 'good' by a watchdog.

Medisec, which has its headquarters in Mount Pleasant Park, passed the inspection by the Care Quality Commission on November 2.

The report, which was published earlier this month, gave high marks to the service which offers transport, medical and first aid training, event medical support, donor transport, and A&E.

According to the CQC, the only area of the service that requires improvement is how it is led.

However, the report does not indicate why.

It says: "Our rating of well-led went down. We rated it as requires improvement.

"Leaders had the skills and abilities to run the service. They understood and managed the priorities and issues the service faced.

"The service was managed by two managing directors including the registered manager.

"Two mentors, two duty officers and a paramedic who worked for a local NHS ambulance service supported the directors to deliver training, staff observations and spot checks."