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Live videos from trauma scenes halve air ambulance use

Live videos streamed from major incidents such as stabbings and car crashes to 999 control rooms in London have helped paramedics prioritise air ambulance dispatches to patients in most urgent need of care.

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Ambulance trust promises better joint working after Grenfell

The London Ambulance Service Trust has pledged to improve communications with other emergency services after a report into the Grenfell Tower disaster highlighted failings.

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National sharing of patient records enabled in first-of-kind initiative

Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.

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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.

London ambulance trust hires police HR director

London’s ambulance trust has hired a new HR director from a major English police force.

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Ambulance director admits paramedics took too long to reach terror victims

A senior London Ambulance director has admitted it “took too long” to get paramedics to the victims of the London Bridge terror attacks.

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ED staff ‘wanted to delay ambulances’

The Care Quality Commission found standards have dropped at a struggling emergency department where a nurse told inspectors: “We don’t want to release the ambulances because we know they will return with more patients.”

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Performance Watch: Carter review lays bare ambulance woes

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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Ministers announce funding for 256 new ambulances

Ambulance trusts will receive £36.3m of capital funding for new vehicles and infrastructure following a major capacity shortage last winter, the Department of Health and Social Care announced.

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London Eye: Back to elective waiting times

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Trust out of special measures targets outstanding rating

An ambulance trust has been moved out of special measures after the Care Quality Commission improved its rating to good.

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Seven NHS organisations transforming mental health care

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London requires more patient care plans to provide bespoke care

Dr Fenella Wrigley urges much greater use of patient care plans to help pressured frontline crews make the right decisions when attending 999 calls

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Innovation in mental health

Read on to find out about the organisations shortlisted for the Innovation in Mental Health category at the HSJ Awards 2017

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2018: Facilities Management Supplier of the Year

WINNER: Sodexo Ltd: Sodexo and University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust

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Leading NHS suppliers highlighted in shortlist for new HSJ awards

The finalists for the first HSJ Healthcare Partnership Awards have been announced today.

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London Eye: Trust needs miracle worker to lift curse

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

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Revealed: Trusts receiving biggest cut of £300m STF 'bonus'

Several community and mental health trusts have received significant extra investment funding that was originally intended for the acute sector.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Education and training

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network: Learning from Excellence

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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.