NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures.
NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.
Trust spend on compulsory redundancies increased by 8 per cent — or £3.3m — last year, analysis reveals.
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 plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.
A damning review has warned one of the most distressed hospital trusts in the country “cannot enter another winter” without more beds, with hundreds of patients waiting more than 12 hours in its emergency department every month.
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.
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.
A new report by NHS Providers quizzes a range of leaders on issues including the role of sustainability and transformation plans and accountable care systems.
NHS England’s director of acute care says a new call handling system could be introduced nationally as part of a plan to modernise the ambulance service.
Three IT experts give Claire Read the rundown on everything from cyber attacks to the dangers of human error
West Midlands Ambulance Service has become the first ambulance trust in the country to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.
A review into an ambulance trust’s controversial policy to deliberately delay responses to some emergency calls has found no definitive evidence of patient harm.
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.
At the first of three events linked to HSJ’s Top Chief Executives list, healthcare leaders gathered to discuss the need for collaboration across organisations