A ‘macho’ culture within ambulance trusts is leading to widespread abuse of female staff.
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.
Around 500 outsourced staff are to be directly employed by an ambulance trust in a bid to integrate them with crews.
NHS England and Improvement East of England regional director Ann Radmore is stepping down and plans to retire, it was announced today.
Commissioners across a large health system have issued a contract performance notice to its 111 provider and described key aspects of the service’s performance as “well below acceptable levels”.
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Chris Hopson and Daren Mochrie on the ambulance sector’s role in NHS recovery following covid.
Trusts are ‘creaking’ across London as they address the latest surge of covid patients and mounting non-covid activity, according to a medical director at a major London trust.
Ambulance trusts are concerned they will lose significant numbers of paramedics after funding was introduced for primary care networks to employ them.
London Ambulance Service Trust’s chief executive is to step down this summer and will be replaced by an acute trust boss on a secondment basis.
A trust is warning it faces a ‘mass exodus’ of its Australian workers because of concerns over their visa status when they return home on leave in the coming months.
The number of ambulances waiting more than an hour to hand over patients hit a new high last week as pressure from coronavirus increased — even though the number of people being taken to hospital has dropped.
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.
A pair of major London hospitals are decanting patients to central London sites as the region asks trusts to ‘super surge’ their critical care capacity, HSJ understands.
Patients calling NHS 111 in London could face a 30-hour wait before being admitted to a hospital bed, the capital’s ambulance service has warned.
Some trusts in London and the South East are closing standalone birth centres and warning they cannot support home births because of high levels of demand for ambulance services from covid patients.
Sending a mental health nurse and a paramedic to people in mental distress has dramatically reduced the number taken to A&E in a pilot scheme.