Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, this week by HSJ employment and equalities correspondent Nick Kituno, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and ...
Seven integrated care systems and one ambulance trust have been placed in ‘intensive support’ because of their performance against urgent and emergency care metrics.
Thousands of 999 calls are being transferred to the Welsh Ambulance Service because they are taking more than five minutes to answer in England, HSJ can reveal.
Staff at another four ambulance services have voted to take strike action in the ongoing dispute over pay, the union Unison has announced.
Staff at the East of England ambulance trust – the only one to escape strike action so far – have voted to join the industrial action.
Some ambulance trusts are not sending paramedics to up to around a quarter of their most serious calls, according to figures obtained by HSJ.
An experienced acute hospital executive has been appointed to lead South Central Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.
Thousands of ambulance staff across England will go on strike during the festive period this month in a dispute over pay, three unions have announced.
Ambulance waiting times for stroke and suspected heart attacks have quadrupled in four parts of England since before covid-19 – whereas others have only grown by half – underlining the severe impact of long accident and emergency handovers.
Emergency care performance has again plunged to near-record lows, despite demand falling compared to the previous month.
More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.
Health leaders in Lincolnshire have admitted they do not have a ‘robust’ response to managing the risks posed by ambulance handover delays and poor response times.
Ambulance trusts are seeing rising numbers of serious incidents resulting from delays in reaching patients, research by HSJ has uncovered.
An independent ambulance company is taking a clinical commissioning group to court over how it awarded a patient transport contract to a rival.
A ‘macho’ culture within ambulance trusts is leading to widespread abuse of female staff.
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.