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PERFORMANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex have ordered an independent inquiry into the troubled start of a new patient transport service.
Centralisation is an effective move in the case of elective surgery – but is it such a good idea when it comes to maternity and emergency services? David Walker and Anne Garden ask
COMMISSIONING: The company in charge of patient transport services in Sussex may have been the only bidder for the £12m a year contract, HSJ has learned.
Less than a week after new providers took over patient transport services in Sussex an MP is warning she will raise issues with ministers if they are not resolved quickly, while union members have also been balloted over strike action.
PATIENT SAFETY: An ambulance trust is to review how it uses GPs in its emergency operations centres after a patient died when a GP downgraded the response.
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
A new clinically led innitiative aiming to improve the response time and delivery of ambulance services has saved 1,615 hours of paramedic time.
PERFORMANCE: The provider of the largest 111 contract in the country has been issued an “improvement notice” by commissioners, just weeks into a five year deal.
PERFORMANCE: The chief executive of an ambulance trust has taken “leave of absence” and the chair has been replaced on the day a critical report into a controversial pilot project was released.
The chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has come under pressure after leaked documents suggest he took the “ultimate decision” to delay ambulances in a controversial pilot project.