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Latest ambulance trust news
WORKFORCE: Ian Brandwood has been appointed to Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust as people and engagement director.
PERFORMANCE: Yorkshire Ambulance Service faces a financial penalty after missing its target for responding to the most life-threatening calls for three successive months, according to board papers from Airedale, Wharfdale and Craven clinical commissioning group.
East of England Ambulance Service Trust has posted a year to date deficit of £2.5m after it overspent on private and voluntary ambulance services, according to trust board papers.
FINANCE: Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust has reported spending more than budgeted this year, partly because of unexpected costs associated with NHS 111.
East of England Ambulance Service Trust and the police have set up a joint investigation after a patient was found dead following the trust being unable to access a property.
WORKFORCE East of England Ambulance Service Trust had the highest average sickness absence rate for the first three months of 2013 across the East of England region, according to HSJ analysis of official data published in July.
COMMERCIAL: North West Ambulance Service Trust will take on NHS 111 in the area for an interim period, Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has announced.
WORKFORCE: South East Coast Ambulance Service and Harmoni are advertising for NHS 111 medical leads.
WORKFORCE: South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust had the worst sickness average sickness absence rate of any NHS organisation for the first three months of 2013 in the South East Coast region.
RESEARCH: South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust is evaluating a system that directly cools cardiac arrest patients’ brains prior to their arrival at hospital.
FINANCE: The North West Ambulance Service Trust recorded a surplus of £1,139,800 for the first two months of 2013-14, which was £70,000 ahead of its plan to that point in the financial year.
WORKFORCE: The NHS Trust Development Authority has rubberstamped the appointment of two interim non-executive directors at East of England Ambulance Service Trust.
STRUCTURE: South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust is introducing a new tier of patient transport response across Kent and Sussex.
WORKFORCE East of England Ambulance Service Trust has held a series of graduate recruitment drive, the trust has announced.
PERFORMANCE: The non-executive directors of East of England Ambulance Service Trust have resigned en masse following a barrage of criticism from MPs and a withering report on the trust’s performance and leadership.