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Region hardest hit by covid sees one in 10 urgent ambulance patients waiting more than eight hours

Ten per cent of urgent patients waiting for an ambulance in the North West had to wait eight hours or more during June, as response times slumped across the country in the face of increased demand.

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Ambulance response fastest ever as demand wanes

Ambulance response times were some of the best ever seen last month – as the extra demand imposed by covid-19 had started to diminish and patients called the service less than last year.

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Exclusive: Most NHS computers running decade-old version of Windows

The NHS has been given another 11 months of support for a decade-old version of Microsoft Windows, while about half of its computers are still running the softfware, HSJ can reveal.

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Coroner raps trust for not realising woman was in ‘imminent danger’

A coroner has criticised an ambulance trust after it took nearly four hours to reach a woman who had taken an overdose.

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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.

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Fired trust chief exec withdraws unfair dismissal claim

A sacked trust chief executive has withdrawn his unfair dismissal claim against his former employer.

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New Year honours for hospital bosses and NHS England staff

Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Top NHS chief execs in running for HSJ award

Seven top NHS leaders have been shortlisted for chief executive of the year at the HSJ Awards 2018.

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Trusts and CCGs transforming care with technology

HSJ Solutions is the largest database of validated best practice in the NHS. Here you will find workable and evidence based solutions to everyday challenges facing the NHS.

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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.

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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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'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.

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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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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

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

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Northern ambulance services form new alliance

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

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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.