The delivery of more than 100 new ambulances to the NHS could be delayed ahead of winter after the company paid to supply them went into administration, HSJ has learned.
Three patients died after delayed transfers from a private hospital within a nine-month period, coroner’s findings reveal.
Zosia Walecka says that trusts are dedicated to improving staff morale and patient care through their emphasis on culture, evidence-based methods, resource allocation, stress management, and promoting equality and diversity
Hours lost to ambulance handover delays shot up by nearly a quarter last month amid growing fears about the pressure on ambulance services going into winter, according to figures seen by HSJ.
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Seven integrated care systems and one ambulance trust have been placed in ‘intensive support’ because of their performance against urgent and emergency care metrics.
An ambulance trust that was the subject of a documentary involving covert filming by an employee has warned staff they could be subject to ‘disciplinary action and even prosecution’ if they take this type of action.
A chief executive has apologised after a survey of his trust’s staff from minority ethnic backgrounds found many had been subjected to racist behaviour by colleagues.
Introducing minimum levels of service during ambulance strikes could have a ‘significant negative impact’ if staff instead opted for other forms of industrial action, such as overtime bans, the government’s own impact assessment of the proposals has warned.
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.
Ambulance staff are being urged to conserve oxygen supplies because of a national shortage of small cylinders used both on ambulances and in some A&E departments.
The chair of an ambulance trust has announced her plans to step down.
An ambulance trust will no longer be monitored by the UK’s equality watchdog over sexual harassment.
An experienced acute hospital executive has been appointed to lead South Central Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.
A rapidly-expanding private ambulance firm which was working with two NHS trusts has gone into administration.
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.