Ambulance trusts are seeking tens of millions of pounds in additional funding to meet new response targets and to cope with increasing demand, HSJ has learned.
Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
NHS England’s director of acute care says a new call handling system could be introduced nationally as part of a plan to modernise the ambulance service.
An ambulance trust has upgraded how it responds to some emergency calls from pregnant women, following the death of a full-term baby.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Ambulance service performance has slumped over the past year as trusts struggle to cope with an 18 per cent rise in the most serious cases.
Seventeen trusts that have not agreed control totals with NHS Improvement are predicting a combined deficit of more than £400m for 2016-17.
NHS Improvement has revealed the 16 trusts in the first wave of its £25m turnaround programme.
WORKFORCE: East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust has been in discussions with NHS Improvement to “strengthen” its leadership arrangements since the struggling provider’s chief executive Sue Noyes stepped down in March, the trust has said.
East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust talks to HSJ about how it transformed local ambulance services by partnering with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service and Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services (LIVES).
COMMERCIAL: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been awarded contracts worth £148m to provide eight community services over five years.
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PERFORMANCE: Organisations across Lincolnshire are to form a group to improve the region’s care quality, rescue its financial position and develop a county-wide workforce plan.
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The judges praised a very strong specialist, integrated service delivering high quality care. This was a very patient orientated service that clearly worked to meet the individual care goals.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Regulators are investigating whether data protection laws have been breached after an ambulance trust admitted losing 42,000 patients’ confidential records.