East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Winter

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

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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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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Performance Watch: A sting in the tail?

It would be unwise to count any spring chickens just yet, because pressures from bad weather can cause problems well into March and April. Easter weekend and half term can be particular pinch points as it can be hard to get staff at those times.

Patient transport

Trust given two-year contract after private provider collapse

A two year patient transport contract was awarded to an ambulance trust, after it said it would not otherwise be able to provide short term support, it has emerged.

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Scandal-hit ambulance trust to hire private sector capacity and review staff leave

A scandal-hit ambulance trust is hiring private ambulance capacity, reviewing holiday arrangements and asking hospitals to accept transfers more quickly following an intervention by national regulators over its performance issues.

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Use multidisciplinary teams to meet the A&E crisis

Better deployment of alternative health professionals like occupational therapists in emergency care can ease the pressure on A&E departments, says Karin Orman

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Revealed: 'At least 40 patients died or harmed' after ambulance delays

At least 40 patients in the East of England were “harmed or died following significant ambulance delays” in less than three weeks between mid-December and early January, a senior whistleblower has told HSJ.

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Exclusive: Whistleblower warns trust is 'worst it's ever been' as staff shortage revealed

An ambulance trust has been accused of putting targets ahead of patient safety and creating a culture in which staff are too scared to raise concerns by a senior whistleblower within the organisation.

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Exclusive: Trust accused of putting patients at risk with 'fixation' on targets

East of England Ambulance Trust faces accusations of putting patient safety at risk over the last 18 months because of a “fixation” with hitting response time targets.

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Former health secretary to chair struggling STP

A former health secretary has been brought in to chair Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership, amid concerns about its progress and credibility.

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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.

The use of information technology to drive value in clinical services

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: The Use of Information Technology to Drive Value in Clinical Services

Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: HANDi Paediatric: smart phone app integrating care for common childhood conditions through home, primary care and into hospital

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'Festering' pay dispute is 'alienating workforce'

East of England Ambulance Services Trust has become embroiled in a pay row with its student paramedics, which local MP and former health minister Norman Lamb told HSJ was a “festering sore alienating its workforce”.

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'Lives at risk' unless ambulance trust cuts waiting times

The chief executive of East of England Ambulance Service Trust has admitted the organisation “does not have the capacity” to reach patients within national response time targets.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

The Christie

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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More trusts considered for 'financial special measures'

Regulators have drawn up a list of more NHS providers to be considered for “financial special measures”.

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Chief executive of trust in merger talks resigns

North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust chief executive Andrew Geldard has resigned.

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East of England Ambulance appoints new chief executive

WORKFORCE: East of England Ambulance Service Trust has appointed Robert Morton as its new chief executive.