Chris Hopson and Daren Mochrie on the ambulance sector’s role in NHS recovery following covid.
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.
A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.
The chief executive of a small acute trust has described the “terrifying situation” faced by ambulance crews and hospital staff in trying to provide adequate emergency care as coronavirus threatens to overwhelm the local NHS services.
An HSJ webinar, run in association with Acumentice, brought together a small panel to consider how the context of a continuing pandemic – and the suspension of elective activity during its first wave – has affected approaches to managing waits. By Claire Read
An ambulance trust stood down a major incident this evening as it was swamped with calls.
An ambulance chief has called for closer integration between 999 and NHS 111 services in the wake of the covid pandemic.
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.
Having more time to prepare for the surge in coronavirus cases helped the North West region formulate “considered” plans, the chief executive of its new temporary ‘Nightingale’ hospital has told HSJ.
The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.
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.
NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.
A former army officer who served in Afghanistan has been appointed the new chief executive of an ambulance trust in special measures.
More than a dozen NHS trusts in a devolution area have agreed to align their buying power for purchases costing more than £1m, HSJ can reveal.
The chief executive who has led one of England’s most challenged ambulance trusts over the last 18 months is to leave.
The NHS could deliver around £500m of annual savings by squeezing out unwarranted variation in ambulance performance, operations and procurement, a major review published today concluded.
Ambulance trusts are seeking tens of millions of pounds in additional funding to meet new response targets and to cope with increasing demand, HSJ has learned.
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The chief executive of the struggling North West Ambulance Trust has announced his retirement.