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.
Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.
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.
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.
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.