East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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HSJ Awards 2021: Primary Care Innovation of the Year

WINNER: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, HUC and East of England Ambulance Service Trust: 111 Option 3 - Palliative Care Telephone Service

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Another ambulance service declares critical incident after IT outage

An ambulance provider has declared a critical incident after suffering significant IT issues – the second ambulance trust to have done so in as many weeks.

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Scandal-hit trust sees surge of staff voicing concerns

A trust facing serious questions about its working culture has had a dramatic rise in the number of concerns raised about issues such as harassment and bullying.

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Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime

Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

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Trust bids for settlement in landmark NHS employment case

A high-profile employment case has been postponed as the trust and staff members involved try to reach a settlement.

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'Inappropriate behaviour' toward trainees contributes to decision to cut education funds

An ambulance trust has lost funding for hundreds of trainees after a watchdog found it had been slow in addressing safety concerns and inappropriate behaviour.

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Trust accused of ‘combative leadership’ announces new chief exec

East of England Ambulance Service Trust has appointed a new chief executive after nine months with an interim at the helm.

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Landmark legal agreement sees Equality Rights Commission monitor trust’s record on sexual harassment

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has required an ambulance trust to sign a legally-binding agreement stating how it will protect its staff from sexual harassment.

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Region sees first sustained rise in covid admissions since January

A region has had a small but sustained rise in covid hospital admissions, for the first time since the peak of the winter wave, HSJ analysis shows

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‘Medically fit’ patients caught covid while waiting for discharge, trust admits

A hospital trust has admitted that ‘medically fit’ patients caught covid on its wards while waiting to be discharged, with some of the cases under investigation.

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‘Catastrophic’ threat to cancer performance at England’s third largest hospital trust

Cancer services at a large hospital trust have been at ‘catastrophic’ risk of being overwhelmed, after two of its hospital sites had to suspend life-saving cancer surgeries in the last month due to covid-19.

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Challenged trust’s chief executive quits after ill health

The chief executive of an ambulance trust which was criticised for its leadership and its handling of sexual assault and harassment allegations has stepped down.

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Ambulance crews running out of oxygen amid supply problems

Ambulance crews in parts of the country hard hit by covid-19 have run very low on oxygen — or out of it entirely — on several occasions in the last month, HSJ has learnt.

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HSJ’s 10 most read workforce stories of 2020

The importance of NHS staff was underlined during the pandemic, but many were strained like never before – here is a rundown of HSJ’s most read workforce stories for this year

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Damning CQC report finds ‘bullying and predatory behaviour’ concerns at trust

An ambulance service could be put in special measures after a damning report criticised poor leadership for fostering bullying and not acting decisively on allegations of predatory sexual behaviour towards patients.

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Regulators step in at struggling trust

NHS England and Improvement is “working closely” with a troubled ambulance trust, following new regulatory action being taken against it by the Care Quality Commission.

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Ambulance response fastest ever as demand wanes

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.

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Trust pledges to act amid investigations into harassment and threats

An ambulance trust is to overhaul how it supports workers with mental health problems after an investigation into the death of three of its staff in the space of two weeks, and is also dealing with allegations over sexual harassment and threats to kill.

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Ambulance trust seeks 1,000 staff to cope with coronavirus

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.

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.