South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


Thousands of London’s 999 calls answered by other regions

Thousands of calls have been redirected from London’s ambulance trust to providers in other regions in “unprecedented” levels of sustained support, leaked data has revealed.


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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Rear admiral to replace long-standing ambulance trust CEO

A former naval officer has been appointed chief executive of South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.

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Woman’s sepsis death linked to 111 after red flags not recognised

A 73-year-old woman died after the NHS 111 helpline failed to recognise her symptoms as a sign of sepsis, in the latest death linked to the Pathways system.

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Second council supports referral to Hancock over £150m reconfiguration

Health chiefs in Dorset have “confidence” in their plans to reconfigure acute services in the county despite two local authorities asking for a review by health secretary Matt Hancock, they have said.

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Core 999 targets ‘won’t be met for two years’, sector chief warns

Ambulance trusts will not hit most of their new response time targets for “another two years” largely because of significant workforce shortages, a sector leader has told HSJ.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Maternity and Midwifery Services

Winner HM Prison Low Newton, Durham: The development of perinatal and maternity care pathways for women in the judicial system

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Care of Older People

Winner South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust: Community first responder lifting scheme

The contract is for 111 and out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

New NHS-private partnership wins £48m contract

Commissioners have awarded a £48m contract for out of hours GP and 111 services to a consortium of public and private providers including an acute trust.


'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.


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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Deep South: Dial I for inadequate

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell


Ambulance trust's 111 service rated inadequate

PERFORMANCE: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust’s NHS 111 service has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.


Ambulance trust scraps out of hours contract over safety fears

PATIENT SAFETY: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has served notice on its current out of hours medical contract with Gloucestershire CCG because it can no longer “offer a safe and effective service” for patients, HSJ has learned.


Exclusive: Regulator to probe 'whistleblower' ambulance trust

REGULATION: NHS Improvement has launched an investigation into South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust, following allegations made by a whistleblower.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

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Keogh to review elective waiting time targets

NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is to review the current waiting times standards for elective care, the organisation’s chief executive Simon Stevens has announced.