North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


More trusts to receive 'digital exemplar' funding

The first ambulance trusts have been chosen to join NHS England’s global digital exemplar programme but they will receive far less funding than acute and mental health providers.

Moorfields Eye Hospital

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.


'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 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.


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.

Value in Healthcare Awards trophy 2014

HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.


Northern ambulance services form new alliance

Three ambulance services are setting up a strategic alliance to drive efficiencies and improve performance.

Yvonne Ormston

North East ambulance service appoints chief exective

WORKFORCE: The North East Ambulance Services Foundation Trust has appointed Yvonne Ormston as its new chief executive.

Legal challenge issued after out-of-hours firm loses bids

A provider of GP out-of-hours services is taking legal action after it lost bids in two out of three areas where they being tendered.

Ambulance target concern at Durham Dales CCG

PERFORMANCE: A Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG board paper warns of “concern” over ambulance responses to red calls in 8 minutes.

North East Ambulance reports 300 day handover waits

PERFORMANCE: Ambulances spent nearly 300 days waiting outside hospitals to hand over responsibility for patients in the last quarter of 2012-13, the board of the North East Ambulance Service Foundation Trust heard.

North East ambulance service plan opposed by union members

WORKFORCE: Plans to reshape ambulance services in the North East are facing opposition from unions.

NE ambulances launch triage safety review

PERFORMANCE: A review of the triaging of calls is to be carried out by North East Ambulance Service Foundation Trust after six serious incidents involved triaging were reported between November and February.

Northumberland ambulance performance problems

PERFORMANCE: The NHS North of Tyne board has been warned over “deteriorations in performance” over recent months in ambulance response times particularly within the Northumberland Care trust area.


Analysed: Ambulance service performance

We look at moves to improve the ambulance service’s performance amid relentless rising demand, though no extra money is available

North East NHS Direct staff get pay protection

WORKFORCE: Commissioners have agreed to fund pay protection for NHS Direct staff in the north east following a long running row over pay, terms and conditions.

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111 redundancy cost fears mount

NHS Direct has warned it could face unnecessary redundancy costs if new NHS 111 providers refuse to follow Department of Health orders to protect staff terms and conditions.

North East Ambulance Service becomes FT

STRUCTURE: The north east has become the first region in England where all of the NHS organisations are foundation trusts, after North East Ambulance Service was authorised by Monitor.


NAO find targets led to a 'skewed' approach

Ambulances were dispatched unnecessarily on more than two million occasions in a year because of a “skewed” approach to performance management caused by response time targets.

North East Ambulance plans quality governance improvements

STRUCTURE: North East Ambulance Service Trust is improving its quality governance processes as part of preparing for its foundation trust application.