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.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
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Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
One of the success regimes to turnaround troubled health economies has proposed a major overhaul in the way healthcare is delivered across its patch, including significant changes to emergency, community and maternity services.
PERFORMANCE: A divert to the 111 telephone service in Bolton has been “switched off” due to concerns about the time taken to answer calls, HSJ has learned.
Three ambulance services are setting up a strategic alliance to drive efficiencies and improve performance.
PERFORMANCE: The provider of the largest 111 contract in the country has been issued an “improvement notice” by commissioners, just weeks into a five year deal.
COMMISSIONING: North West Ambulance Service has won back a contract for non-emergency patient transport in Greater Manchester, after the current private provider admitted “misreporting” its performance data.
PERFORMANCE: A ‘task and finish’ group has been set up to look in greater detail at North West Ambulance Service breaches of the eight minute response target for Category A calls, St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group has reported.
COMMERCIAL: South Sefton CCG will shortly re-tender its patient transport services because its current contract with North West Ambulance Service is coming to an end. The contract was awarded as a three-year deal but this is being re-tendered this year for a new service, to begin on 1 April next ...
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has published its first inspection report for an ambulance trust.
Some ambulance staff in the North West will not respond to “potentially life threatening” calls during strike action next week, the region’s ambulance trust has claimed.
Sickness absence is costing the NHS around £1.5bn a year, NHS Employers has claimed as new analysis reveals that hospital managers and doctors have some of the lowest rates.