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.
One of England’s largest providers of 999 support to the NHS has gone into administration, affecting several NHS trusts, HSJ has learned.
A sacked trust chief executive has withdrawn his unfair dismissal claim against his former employer.
Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.
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.
Seven top NHS leaders have been shortlisted for chief executive of the year at the HSJ Awards 2018.
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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.
Several community and mental health trusts have received significant extra investment funding that was originally intended for the acute sector.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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.
Three ambulance services are setting up a strategic alliance to drive efficiencies and improve performance.
WORKFORCE: The North East Ambulance Services Foundation Trust has appointed Yvonne Ormston as its new chief executive.
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.
PERFORMANCE: A Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG board paper warns of “concern” over ambulance responses to red calls in 8 minutes.
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.
WORKFORCE: Plans to reshape ambulance services in the North East are facing opposition from unions.
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.