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Trusts' costs triple amid clinical waste crisis

Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.

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Ex-Capita boss set to lead CCG as council link dropped

A clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester is set to appoint a new accountable officer after revoking its shared leadership arrangement with a local authority.

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Ministers announce funding for 256 new ambulances

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.

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Ambulance trusts demand millions to meet new targets

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.

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STP moves towards shared control total

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.

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Exclusive: Trust executive director under investigation for bullying

An ambulance trust executive director has been seconded to two national organisations after being accused of bullying by senior operational staff.

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CCG chief officer quits as STP lead

The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.

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Trust fills top finance job after almost two years

A finance director has been appointed at a trust where the role has been filled by interims for almost two years.

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'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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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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Private ambulance firm blames 'cash flow issues' for staff pay delay

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.

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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.

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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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New mental health crisis units designed to take strain off A&E

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.

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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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CCGs to expand seven day services with tendering first

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.

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Ambulance trust makes interim chief permanent

WORKFORCE: Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust has appointed Rod Barnes as its chief executive.

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Ambulance staff to hold two strikes

Ambulance workers are to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over working conditions and safety issues.

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HSJ Live: 10.01.14 Legal challenge issued after out-of-hours firm loses bids

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

Yorkshire ambulance staff poised to strike

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.