East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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.

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Ex-Royal Mail director named chair of troubled trust

A trust which has faced serious care quality concerns in recent years has appointed a permanent chair, who will start recruitment for a new chief executive.

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Trust must pay £96k to sacked worker after ‘appalling’ HR message

An ambulance trust has been ordered to pay £96,000 to a wrongfully dismissed employee after a tribunal branded its response to his concerns as “appalling”.

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Large provider of 999 support enters administration

One of England’s largest providers of 999 support to the NHS has gone into administration, affecting several NHS trusts, HSJ has learned.

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New chair appointed for troubled trust

System leaders have appointed a new interim chair for the troubled East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

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Warning over effect of holiday pay ruling

NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.

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Beleaguered trust’s chief steps down after less than a year

The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced.

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Trust issued 'appalling' legal threat to 'suicidal' employee

An NHS trust threatened a staff member with legal action after he reported feeling suicidal, court documents reveal.

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Revealed: Vital STP projects face doubt after £1bn fund snub

An £84m urgent and emergency care transformation in Middlesbrough, system wide cancer reconfiguration in South Yorkshire, and a large elective care centre in Norfolk were among projects which missed out on recent government funding.

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Special measures trust chief steps down

The chief executive of a special measures trust has stepped down just weeks after its chair departed.

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Former health minister to chair STP

A former health minister has been appointed as the chair of a Home Counties sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Rural area faces 'major problem' this winter

Regional chiefs have identified Norfolk as a trouble spot this winter, with local ambulance handover delays described as a “major problem”, according to leaked meeting minutes obtained by HSJ.

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NHSE chief’s concerns over struggling trust laid bare in leaked minutes

A senior system leader’s concerns about the “significant problems” facing a struggling ambulance trust are laid bare in meeting minutes obtained by HSJ.

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Challenged trust lines up interim chief

East of England Ambulance Service Trust has lined up an interim chief executive following the resignation of Robert Morton last month, HSJ understands.

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HSJ wins investigation and technology awards

A series of articles by HSJ senior correspondent James Illman exposing care failings at East of England Ambulance Services Trust was named “investigation of the year” at last night’s inaugural Press Gazette specialist media awards.

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Embattled trust chief to stand down

The chief executive of the embattled East of England Ambulance Service Trust has announced he will step down, citing personal reasons.

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Exclusive: Trust considers drafting in military and using volunteer ambulance drivers

An embattled ambulance trust has floated the unprecedented move of asking volunteers to drive ambulances, HSJ can reveal.

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External review praises embattled trust's leadership after CQC criticism of bosses

An external review of the East of England Ambulance Services Trust’s leadership concluded bosses showed “cohesive leadership” and had a “clear vision” just weeks after the Care Quality Commission raised concerns about how well led it was.

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Senior MPs calls for leadership change at trust

Former health minister George Freeman has today joined fellow senior local MPs calling for a “change in management” at the East of England Ambulance Service Trust and said he was “shocked by the lack of real leadership” at the provider.

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Safety delays trust rated ‘requires improvement’

East of England Ambulance Service Trust has been rated requires improvement by the Care Quality Commission, which raised concerns about a “lack of leadership”, “low staff morale”, and an “unsustainable” strategy in key areas.