Ambulance trusts will receive £36.3m of capital funding for new vehicles and infrastructure following a major capacity shortage last winter, the Department of Health and Social Care announced.
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.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
An ambulance trust executive director has been seconded to two national organisations after being accused of bullying by senior operational staff.
The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.
A finance director has been appointed at a trust where the role has been filled by interims for almost two years.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
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.
A clinical commissioning group has sought assurances from the private firm awarded a £6m patient transport contract, after staff were warned they would not be paid their first month’s wages in full.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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.
SERVICE DESIGN: The first of three mental health urgent crisis support units has opened in West Yorkshire as part of vanguard-funded project to ease strain on accident and emergency departments.
Three ambulance services are setting up a strategic alliance to drive efficiencies and improve performance.
COMMISSIONING: Patient transport services across south Yorkshire are to be put out to tender for the first time in a move to deliver more seven day services.
WORKFORCE: Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust has appointed Rod Barnes as its chief executive.
Ambulance workers are to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over working conditions and safety issues.
A provider of GP out-of-hours services is taking legal action after it lost bids in two out of three areas where they being tendered, plus the rest of today’s news and comment
WORKFORCE: Staff at Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust are balloting for strike action over concerns changes to shift patterns could lead to paramedics working up to 10 hours without a meal break.
WORKFORCE: Ian Brandwood has been appointed to Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust as people and engagement director.
PERFORMANCE: Yorkshire Ambulance Service faces a financial penalty after missing its target for responding to the most life-threatening calls for three successive months, according to board papers from Airedale, Wharfdale and Craven clinical commissioning group.