A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.
A coroner is probing four deaths – including one of a month old baby – which all occurred this year and all involved delayed responses from an ambulance trust in special measures.
The ambulance trust covering the South East Coast has seen its performance for emergency calls slump to the lowest ever recorded by any service.
A troubled ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after a Care Quality Commission inspection found a new problem with recording 999 calls.
Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.
A company operating one of the first integrated NHS 111 and GP out of hours services is to hand back the contract to the NHS.
Further investigation into bullying and harassment claims at South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust could lead to disciplinary action, its new chief executive has said.
A damning report has revealed a culture of bullying, harassment and alleged sexual predation at an ambulance trust that managers failed to address, leaving employees “bereft of both confidence and direction”.
Professor Duncan Lewis’s damning report on South East Coast Ambulance Service has been published following years of controversy at the trust.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
Commissioners in Kent plan to save more than £7m by reducing unwarranted variation in care over two years.
Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their private company employer ceased trading, HSJ can reveal.
A former chief executive of the Crown Prosecution Service has been appointed chair of a struggling ambulance trust
NHS staff feel senior managers do not involve them enough in decision making, according to the latest staff survey results, released this morning.
HSJ analysis shows which trusts are performing best, and worst, against their financial plans in 2016-17.
South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive.
The “phased withdrawal” of Coperforma from providing Sussex’s patient transport service has been greeted with a sigh of relief from unions and many patients. But it leaves many questions unanswered.
A review into an ambulance trust’s controversial policy to deliberately delay responses to some emergency calls has found no definitive evidence of patient harm.