East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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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.

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What does the NHS staff survey really tell us?

The quality and safety of patient care the system delivers depends on the wellbeing, morale and sustainability of frontline staff members. By Gordon Forbes

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Revealed: The areas with the longest waits for emergency ambulances

The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.

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Exclusive: New probe into ‘toxic’ trust’s tragic staff deaths as whistleblower goes public

A troubled trust has launched a new investigation into the “underlying factors associated with” the sudden deaths of three of its employees in November, HSJ has learned.

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New chair appointed ahead of mega trust merger

A new chair has been appointed ahead of a planned three trust merger in the East of England.

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Former minister to chair major London trust

Former MP and minister Sir Norman Lamb has been appointed chair of a major south London mental health trust, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust facing bullying probe appoints permanent chief

The interim chief executive at an ambulance trust which is facing bullying allegations is to stay on in the permanent position.

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Trust denies ‘conflict of interest’ over bullying probe appointment

An ambulance trust has denied “conflict of interest” allegations surrounding the appointment of an HR consultant who is leading a fresh probe into bullying  claims.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

‘Inadequate’ rating for A&E as trust’s attentions diverted

Emergency services at one of Lincolnshire’s largest hospitals were rated “inadequate” because staff were too busy trying to make improvements on another site.