West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


More trusts to receive 'digital exemplar' funding

The first ambulance trusts have been chosen to join NHS England’s global digital exemplar programme but they will receive far less funding than acute and mental health providers.

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Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

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.


'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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Leaders speak their minds on commissioning

A new report by NHS Providers quizzes a range of leaders on issues including the role of sustainability and transformation plans and accountable care systems.


NHS England director 'confident' in plan to modernise ambulance service

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.

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Don't panic: what healthcare leaders need to know about cybersecurity

Three IT experts give Claire Read the rundown on everything from cyber attacks to the dangers of human error


First ambulance trust rated outstanding

West Midlands Ambulance Service has become the first ambulance trust in the country to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.


Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.


'No evidence of harm' from delayed ambulance response policy

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.

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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.


Ambulance trusts struggle with rise in most serious calls

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.

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Into the great wide open: looking beyond your organisation

At the first of three events linked to HSJ’s Top Chief Executives list, healthcare leaders gathered to discuss the need for collaboration across organisations

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.


Midlands ambulance trusts could share chief executive

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.

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Revealed: Failed Cambridgeshire provider asked for £34m bailout after just one month

The controversial Cambridgeshire older people’s services contract collapsed because the provider expected to be paid substantially more than had been agreed in the deal, an audit has found.


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.


Cannock Chase CCG reports £2m in-year deficit

FINANCE: Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group has reported a deficit of £2.06m in the financial year to July, £12,000 lower than planned.

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Paramedic struck off over 'offensive' Stafford Hospital Facebook posts

A West Midlands paramedic has been struck off after posting on Facebook that he hoped Julie Bailey, who helped expose poor care at Stafford Hospital, would suffer ‘a life threatening illness’.

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HSJ Clinical Leaders 2015

The Clinical Leaders for 2015 highlights 100 individuals whose clinical background is shaping the work that they do

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Staff petition for chief executive to remain in post

WORKFORCE: More than 300 staff at East of England Ambulance Service have signed a petition to the health secretary calling for its departing chief executive to remain in his position.