Ambulance staff are treating tens of thousands more people without taking them to hospital during 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.
The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.
Ambulance crews in the East Midlands spent a cumulative total of almost 18 months waiting at hospitals in the region in December, despite a variety of actions to mitigate winter pressures.
A coroner has criticised an ambulance trust after it took nearly four hours to reach a woman who had taken an overdose.
An integrated care system in the East of England has appointed a new chair.
NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.
A patient died after waiting over eight hours while the East Midlands Ambulace Service struggled with a severe shortage of response vehicles.
NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.
Winner East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust: Cycle response unit in Northampton town
Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.
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.
Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.
A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.
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.
An ambulance trust has upgraded how it responds to some emergency calls from pregnant women, following the death of a full-term baby.
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.