Exclusive: Chair of under-fire trust triggers 'independent' review of winter

2018-02-22T12:22:00+00:00By 3 comments

East of England Ambulance Service Trust is commissioning a senior sector figure to “independently” review its operational management of the winter following allegations of avoidable patient harm and deaths.

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Auditors to investigate possible overcharging by specialist trusts

2018-02-23T06:10:00+00:00By 8 comments

NHS England wants independent auditors to look into possible overcharging by London specialist trusts.

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Government interrogates prices to stymie £200m-plus drugs overspend

2018-02-23T12:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

Government has begun intensively monitoring new information on the generic drug market to try to stymie additional costs which are running into hundreds of millions of pounds, HSJ has been told.

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Deputy chief to retire from crisis-hit trust


East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s deputy chief executive and nursing director has announced he is to retire in April, meaning the trust’s two most senior clinical directors have left in recent months.

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Daily Insight: Carillion carrion latest


HSJ’s round up of the day’s must read stories and debate

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Hunt launches bid to reduce medication error deaths

2018-02-23T00:01:00+00:00By 3 comments

Jeremy Hunt has launched a bid to reduce medication errors in the NHS, which new research says costs the NHS over 181,000 bed days and causes hundreds of deaths.

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Professions call for more regulation following patient death


A patient’s death has prompted representatives of radiographers and radiologists to call for more regulation of sonographers.

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Trust to change medicine policies to be 'legally compliant'

2018-02-23T06:44:00+00:00By Alison Moore

An ambulance trust has admitted it needs to change its medicines management to be “legally compliant”, including withdrawing a potentially life saving drug from volunteers.

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Embattled trust chair 'totally confident' in senior leaders


East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s chair has robustly defended the organisation’s executive leadership, and cited lack of resources and hospital handover problems as key reasons for ambulance delays this winter.

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Trust secures vital capital for hospital rebuild


The redevelopment of a community hospital is back on track after NHS Property Services approved one of its largest ever individual capital investments of nearly £12m.

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Hospital services centralised in North East shake-up


Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to Sunderland.