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Ambulance trust faces multimillion pound bill for no-deal Brexit

An ambulance trust is expecting a multimillion pound hit to its bottom line if the UK crashes out of the European Union without a deal next month.

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Teaching trust flagged as cancer outlier two years in a row

A teaching hospital has redesigned part of its cancer service after being flagged as an outlier in two national clinical audits.

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‘About that bus…?’: Not just Kent – The troubled health economies facing a no-deal jam

Welcome to the ‘About that bus…?’ weekly newsletter – giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.

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Exclusive: Trust will need ‘mutual aid’ in no-deal Brexit scenario

South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has warned it will need “mutual aid” from other NHS providers and is highly likely to move to the highest emergency response category, REAP level 4, if there is a no-deal Brexit in October, HSJ has learned.

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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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Regulator bans trust from taking on new apprentices

An ambulance trust has been temporarily barred from training new apprentices after a critical report from the education regulator.

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Sat nav mishaps cause multiple incidents at ambulance trust

Ambulance crews have been warned not to rely on satellite navigation systems after a spate of incidents where they were directed onto slower routes causing delays in reaching patients.

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Scandal-hit trust to leave special measures

A trust, which was at the centre of a scandal around diverting ambulances, is to exit special measures after nearly three years.

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Warning over effect of holiday pay ruling

NHS Providers has warned that trusts will need extra funding if changes to how holiday pay is calculated go ahead.

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NHS 111 calls closed in error could have harmed patients

Two patients may have suffered harm after almost 30 NHS 111 calls were not passed onto the 999 service, despite being triaged as needing an ambulance.

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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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'Special measures' trust names interim chief

A “special measures” ambulance trust has named an interim chief executive while it waits for a permanent recruit.

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Revealed: Vital STP projects face doubt after £1bn fund snub

An £84m urgent and emergency care transformation in Middlesbrough, system wide cancer reconfiguration in South Yorkshire, and a large elective care centre in Norfolk were among projects which missed out on recent government funding.

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Special measures ambulance trust chief to leave

The chief executive who has led one of England’s most challenged ambulance trusts over the last 18 months is to leave.

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Ambulance trust to stay in special measures

An ambulance trust is to stay in special measures after the Care Quality Commission said it was too early to judge if improvements were embedded or sustainable.

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New chair for troubled ambulance trust

A former acute trust chief executive is to take over as chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.

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Delays in answering 999 calls may have led to two deaths

A shortage of ambulance control room staff, which left 999 calls unanswered for up to 10 minutes may have led to the deaths of two patients, HSJ can reveal.

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NHS 111 procurement halted at the last minute

Two procurements for NHS 111 in the south east have been halted – in one case, just weeks before a new operator was expected to be announced.

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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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Trust 'potentially in breach' of information governance laws

An ambulance trust board has been warned today it may be in breach of information governance legislation.