North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust


'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.

Emergency, urgent and trauma care

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.

HSJ Value In Healthcare Awards

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

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.


Northern ambulance services form new alliance

Three ambulance services are setting up a strategic alliance to drive efficiencies and improve performance.

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111 provider told to improve just weeks into five year contract

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.


Ambulance trust wins back patient transport contract

COMMISSIONING: North West Ambulance Service has won back a contract for non-emergency patient transport in Greater Manchester, after the current private provider admitted “misreporting” its performance data.


CCGs probe North West ambulance target breaches

PERFORMANCE: A ‘task and finish’ group has been set up to look in greater detail at North West Ambulance Service breaches of the eight minute response target for Category A calls, St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group has reported.

Merseyside contract for patient transport services up for grabs

COMMERCIAL: South Sefton CCG will shortly re-tender its patient transport services because its current contract with North West Ambulance Service is coming to an end. The contract was awarded as a three-year deal but this is being re-tendered this year for a new service, to begin on 1 April next ...


First inspection report for ambulance trust published

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has published its first inspection report for an ambulance trust.


Strike will affect 'potentially life threatening' calls, ambulance trust claims

Some ambulance staff in the North West will not respond to “potentially life threatening” calls during strike action next week, the region’s ambulance trust has claimed.


Staff sickness costs £1.5bn, NHS Employers claims

Sickness absence is costing the NHS around £1.5bn a year, NHS Employers has claimed as new analysis reveals that hospital managers and doctors have some of the lowest rates.

North West Ambulance to take on 111 in East Cheshire

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.

North West Ambulance Service £70k ahead of plan in May 

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.

NW Ambulance service hits category A8 target

PERFORMANCE: The ambulance trust hit its target in October for the proportion of “Category A” calls responded to within eight minutes, but missed the target for calls that must be responded to within 19 minutes.

NW Ambulance Service's FT bid submitted to health secretary

STRUCTURE: The ambulance trust’s bid for foundation trust status has been put forward for consideration by the health secretary, the final stage prior to its assessment by FT regulator Monitor.