London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Trust plans to directly employ 500 outsourced staff

Around 500 outsourced staff are to be directly employed by an ambulance trust in a bid to integrate them with crews.

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NHSE regional boss to step down

NHS England and Improvement East of England regional director Ann Radmore is stepping down and plans to retire, it was announced today.

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CCG acts after 111 provider’s poor performance on key measures

Commissioners across a large health system have issued a contract performance notice to its 111 provider and described key aspects of the service’s performance as “well below acceptable levels”.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

This project aimed to increase IAPT psychological therapy access and recovery rates for BAME communities in primary care by developing small grass roots voluntary sector organisations into fully accredited IAPT providers. Because the voluntary sector organisations selected were embedded in our African/Caribbean, Orthodox Jewish and Turkish speaking communities, the model ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Urgent and Emergency Care Initiative of the Year

The High Intensity User service was launched to reduce the unnecessary attendances and admittances to Hillingdon A&E of the top 50 patients, which incurred an annual cost of £7m.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: IT & Digital Innovation Award

OneLondon is transforming the capital’s health and care services through the joining up of information to support faster, safer, more effective care for Londoners. The implementation of a shared care record for London gives clinicians a mechanism to see a joined-up picture of a person’s health and care information, available ...

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Under-pressure ambulance services are accelerating transformation

Chris Hopson and Daren Mochrie on the ambulance sector’s role in NHS recovery following covid.

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London ‘creaking’ under pressure of covid surge, warns trust boss

Trusts are ‘creaking’ across London as they address the latest surge of covid patients and mounting non-covid activity, according to a medical director at a major London trust.

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Ambulance services fear exodus of paramedics into primary care

Ambulance trusts are concerned they will lose significant numbers of paramedics after funding was introduced for primary care networks to employ them.

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Ambulance trust chief quits and is replaced by hospital boss

London Ambulance Service Trust’s chief executive is to step down this summer and will be replaced by an acute trust boss on a secondment basis.

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Australian paramedics in ‘mass exodus’ from NHS fear

A trust is warning it faces a ‘mass exodus’ of its Australian workers because of concerns over their visa status when they return home on leave in the coming months.

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Long ambulance handovers reach highest level for three years

The number of ambulances waiting more than an hour to hand over patients hit a new high last week as pressure from coronavirus increased  — even though the number of people being taken to hospital has dropped.

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Thousands of London’s 999 calls answered by other regions

Thousands of calls have been redirected from London’s ambulance trust to providers in other regions in “unprecedented” levels of sustained support, leaked data has revealed.

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Two hospitals ‘decanting’ to central London trust amid ‘extreme’ pressures

A pair of major London hospitals are decanting patients to central London sites as the region asks trusts to ‘super surge’ their critical care capacity, HSJ understands.

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Exclusive: Leak reveals urgent care patients face 30-hour waits because of covid pressures

Patients calling NHS 111 in London could face a 30-hour wait before being admitted to a hospital bed, the capital’s ambulance service has warned.

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Covid crisis forces suspension of maternity services

Some trusts in London and the South East are closing standalone birth centres and warning they cannot support home births because of high levels of demand for ambulance services from covid patients.

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Mental health nurses can reduce A&E trips, new study finds

Sending a mental health nurse and a paramedic to people in mental distress has dramatically reduced the number taken to A&E in a pilot scheme.

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Pandemic proves combined 999 and 111 services more effective, claim ambulance leaders

An ambulance chief has called for closer integration between 999 and NHS 111 services in the wake of the covid pandemic.