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HEE chief to step down after eight years

Health Education England’s chief executive has announced he is leaving the education and training provider at the end of next March.

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NHSE reviewing patient transport contracting after string of failures

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.

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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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Trust spend on compulsory redundancies rises by 8pc

Trust spend on compulsory redundancies increased by 8 per cent — or £3.3m — last year, analysis reveals.

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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 pulls out of £25m transport contract

An ambulance trust plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.

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Hundreds of patients waiting over 12 hours at strained hospital

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.

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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.

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Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

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.

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'Model ambulance' to be created to achieve Carter savings

A “model ambulance” is to be created to tackle variation across England’s 10 ambulance trusts.

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Leaders speak their minds on commissioning

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.

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NHS England director 'confident' in plan to modernise ambulance service

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.

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Don't panic: what healthcare leaders need to know about cybersecurity

Three IT experts give Claire Read the rundown on everything from cyber attacks to the dangers of human error

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First ambulance trust rated outstanding

West Midlands Ambulance Service has become the first ambulance trust in the country to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

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Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

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.

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'No evidence of harm' from delayed ambulance response policy

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.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Ambulance trusts struggle with rise in most serious calls

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.