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.
The response time for the commonest ambulance call out rose 45 per cent in March nationally and almost trebled in London, the centre of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Wendy Reid will take over from Ian Cumming as Health Education England’s acting chief executive, it has been announced.
The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.
The NHS has been given another 11 months of support for a decade-old version of Microsoft Windows, while about half of its computers are still running the softfware, HSJ can reveal.
Health Education England’s chief executive has announced he is leaving the education and training provider at the end of next March.
NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures.
NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.
Trust spend on compulsory redundancies increased by 8 per cent — or £3.3m — last year, analysis reveals.
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.
An ambulance trust plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.
A damning review has warned one of the most distressed hospital trusts in the country “cannot enter another winter” without more beds, with hundreds of patients waiting more than 12 hours in its emergency department every month.
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.
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.
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’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.