East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Ambulance

Ambulance response fastest ever as demand wanes

Ambulance response times were some of the best ever seen last month – as the extra demand imposed by covid-19 had started to diminish and patients called the service less than last year.

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Trust pledges to act amid investigations into harassment and threats

An ambulance trust is to overhaul how it supports workers with mental health problems after an investigation into the death of three of its staff in the space of two weeks, and is also dealing with allegations over sexual harassment and threats to kill.

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Ambulance trust seeks 1,000 staff to cope with coronavirus

An ambulance trust is seeking 1,000 extra workers and volunteers to help it through the coming weeks, as it copes with the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

Innovation and technology

First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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What does the NHS staff survey really tell us?

The quality and safety of patient care the system delivers depends on the wellbeing, morale and sustainability of frontline staff members. By Gordon Forbes

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Revealed: The areas with the longest waits for emergency ambulances

The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.

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Exclusive: New probe into ‘toxic’ trust’s tragic staff deaths as whistleblower goes public

A troubled trust has launched a new investigation into the “underlying factors associated with” the sudden deaths of three of its employees in November, HSJ has learned.

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New chair appointed ahead of mega trust merger

A new chair has been appointed ahead of a planned three trust merger in the East of England.

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Former minister to chair major London trust

Former MP and minister Sir Norman Lamb has been appointed chair of a major south London mental health trust, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust facing bullying probe appoints permanent chief

The interim chief executive at an ambulance trust which is facing bullying allegations is to stay on in the permanent position.

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Trust denies ‘conflict of interest’ over bullying probe appointment

An ambulance trust has denied “conflict of interest” allegations surrounding the appointment of an HR consultant who is leading a fresh probe into bullying  claims.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

‘Inadequate’ rating for A&E as trust’s attentions diverted

Emergency services at one of Lincolnshire’s largest hospitals were rated “inadequate” because staff were too busy trying to make improvements on another site.

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Ex-Royal Mail director named chair of troubled trust

A trust which has faced serious care quality concerns in recent years has appointed a permanent chair, who will start recruitment for a new chief executive.

Scales of justice

Trust must pay £96k to sacked worker after ‘appalling’ HR message

An ambulance trust has been ordered to pay £96,000 to a wrongfully dismissed employee after a tribunal branded its response to his concerns as “appalling”.

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Large provider of 999 support enters administration

One of England’s largest providers of 999 support to the NHS has gone into administration, affecting several NHS trusts, HSJ has learned.

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New chair appointed for troubled trust

System leaders have appointed a new interim chair for the troubled East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

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Warning over effect of holiday pay ruling

NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.

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Beleaguered trust’s chief steps down after less than a year

The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced.

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Trust issued 'appalling' legal threat to 'suicidal' employee

An NHS trust threatened a staff member with legal action after he reported feeling suicidal, court documents reveal.

Failure or success

Revealed: Vital STP projects face doubt after £1bn fund snub

An £84m urgent and emergency care transformation in Middlesbrough, system wide cancer reconfiguration in South Yorkshire, and a large elective care centre in Norfolk were among projects which missed out on recent government funding.