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Commissioners are exploring whether they can form a new contract for emergency ambulance services across Greater Manchester.
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ACUTE CARE: Medway Foundation Trust could see some blue light ambulances sent to another hospital in response to public concern.
COMMISSIONING: North West Ambulance Service has won back a contract for non-emergency patient transport in Greater Manchester, after the current private provider admitted “misreporting” its performance data.
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The key to success of the new care models is strong partnerships involving health, social care and others
NHS England will not publish figures on the number of ambulances queuing, four hour waits in emergency departments, cancelled operations or delayed transfers of care on a weekly basis, as it has done in previous winters.
PATIENT SAFETY: An ambulance pilot that could have contributed to the death of at least one patient had no ‘risk assessment and limited risk management’, NHS England has concluded.
Commissioners warned that a controversial South East Coast Ambulance Foundation Trust pilot that added 10 minutes to some emergency response times may have contributed to the death of at least one patient, leaked emails seen by HSJ reveal.
PERFORMANCE: The leadership of South East Coast Ambulance Foundation Trust could be replaced after Monitor found some patients were made to wait up to 10 minutes longer for an emergency response last winter.
Despite their changing roles
Ambulance trusts are struggling to meet the target to get to a patient within eight minutes of an emergency call, the latest data from NHS England shows.