North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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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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Nightingale NW chief: We will ‘not destabilise existing trusts’

Having more time to prepare for the surge in coronavirus cases helped the North West region formulate “considered” plans, the chief executive of its new temporary ‘Nightingale’ hospital has told HSJ.

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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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National sharing of patient records enabled in first-of-kind initiative

Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.

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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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Special measures ambulance trust appoints new chief

A former army officer who served in Afghanistan has been appointed the new chief executive of an ambulance trust in special measures.

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Region's finance directors agree to join up trusts' procurement

More than a dozen NHS trusts in a devolution area have agreed to align their buying power for purchases costing more than £1m, HSJ can reveal.

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Special measures ambulance trust chief to leave

The chief executive who has led one of England’s most challenged ambulance trusts over the last 18 months is to leave.

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Carter sets out £500m emergency care efficiency opportunity

The NHS could deliver around £500m of annual savings by squeezing out unwarranted variation in ambulance performance, operations and procurement, a major review published today concluded.

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Ambulance trusts demand millions to meet new targets

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.

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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Chief executive of struggling ambulance trust to retire

The chief executive of the struggling North West Ambulance Trust has announced his retirement.

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'Model ambulance' to be created to achieve Carter savings

A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Emergency, Urgent & Trauma Care

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust: From the Bottom to the Top

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Rouse: Manchester NHS recently tested terror attack response

Manchester’s emergency services practised dealing with a scenario “not too dissimilar” to last night’s terror attack about one month ago, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s chief officer Jon Rouse has said.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

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North by North West: Contracting block out

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Success regime region faces major services shake-up

One of the success regimes to turnaround troubled health economies has proposed a major overhaul in the way healthcare is delivered across its patch, including significant changes to emergency, community and maternity services.

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CCG 'switches off' 111 divert

PERFORMANCE: A divert to the 111 telephone service in Bolton has been “switched off” due to concerns about the time taken to answer calls, HSJ has learned.