A shortage of ambulance control room staff, which left 999 calls unanswered for up to 10 minutes may have led to the deaths of two patients, HSJ can reveal.
Two procurements for NHS 111 in the south east have been halted – in one case, just weeks before a new operator was expected to be announced.
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.
An ambulance trust board has been warned today it may be in breach of information governance legislation.
The chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has resigned, a year after taking up the post.
An ambulance trust has admitted it needs to change its medicines management to be “legally compliant”, including withdrawing a potentially life saving drug from volunteers.
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.
A coroner is probing four deaths – including one of a month old baby – which all occurred this year and all involved delayed responses from an ambulance trust in special measures.
The ambulance trust covering the South East Coast has seen its performance for emergency calls slump to the lowest ever recorded by any service.
A troubled ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after a Care Quality Commission inspection found a new problem with recording 999 calls.
Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.
A company operating one of the first integrated NHS 111 and GP out of hours services is to hand back the contract to the NHS.
Further investigation into bullying and harassment claims at South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust could lead to disciplinary action, its new chief executive has said.
A damning report has revealed a culture of bullying, harassment and alleged sexual predation at an ambulance trust that managers failed to address, leaving employees “bereft of both confidence and direction”.
Professor Duncan Lewis’s damning report on South East Coast Ambulance Service has been published following years of controversy at the trust.
The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
Commissioners in Kent plan to save more than £7m by reducing unwarranted variation in care over two years.
Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their private company employer ceased trading, HSJ can reveal.