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Troubled trust to share chair with neighbour

A small trust with severe quality and financial problems is to share a chair with its larger neighbour, it has announced.

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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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Ambulance trust seeks 1,000 staff to cope with coronavirus

An ambulance trust is seeking 1,000 extra workers and volunteers to help it through the coming weeks, as it copes with the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

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NHS England urgently appeals to GPs to staff triage service

A key element in the new covid-19 response service run by NHS 111 urgently needs more doctors, NHS England has said.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2020: Best Healthcare Analytics Project for the NHS

WINNER: Predicting 999 Ambulance Demand Modelling: KPMG and South Central Ambulance Service FT

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Revealed: The areas with the longest waits for emergency ambulances

The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.

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Large provider of 999 support enters administration

One of England’s largest providers of 999 support to the NHS has gone into administration, affecting several NHS trusts, HSJ has learned.

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Just one STP chair or executive lead has a BME background

There is only one person with a black or minority ethnic background among all the executive leads and chairs of sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems, according to HSJ analysis.

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Young children among 11 deaths sparking concerns over 111/999 software

An HSJ investigation has uncovered 11 prevention of future death reports since 2015 where coroners raised safety concerns about NHS Pathways software used by NHS 111 and 999 call handlers.

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Revealed: Collapsed private provider to the NHS owes £11m

A patient transport company which collapsed after it withdrew from a key NHS contract owes more than £11m, including to the NHS, statements filed with Companies House have revealed.

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Special measures ambulance trust appoints new chief

A former army officer who served in Afghanistan has been appointed the new chief executive of an ambulance trust in special measures.

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Region's health chief to step down

A sustainability and transformation partnership chief has revealed he will step down from his position once a successor is found.

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'Inadequate' trust teams up with neighbour

An “inadequate” trust has announced plans to collaborate with its neighbour over emergency care and transport services in a bid to improve quality.

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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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CCGs face losing millions after contract collapse

Seven clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are trying to recover £7.4m from a collapsed private provider but could face a counter-claim from administrators, HSJ has learned.

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Ambulance trusts demand millions to meet new targets

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.

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NHS England director appointed to lead integrated care system

An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme.

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CQC finds 'no evidence of commitment' to integration in challenged system

Patients in Oxfordshire “did not always receive safe discharges home”, a report by the Care Quality Commission has revealed.

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In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.

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More trusts to receive 'digital exemplar' funding

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.