A director at a national agency has been removed from the paramedic register after admitting to misconduct in a previous role as chief executive of an ambulance trust.
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.
An ambulance trust chair is to step down after more than half a century in the NHS.
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An ambulance trust grappling with major cultural problems has appointed a substantive chief executive, who most recently has been on extended leave from his role leading two acute providers.
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.
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 the East of England ambulance trust – the only one to escape strike action so far – have voted to join the industrial action.
Average ambulance waits for stroke and heart attack patients topped two hours in three regions last month, amid another sharp drop in emergency care performance.
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.
Elderly people who fall may only be sent an ambulance after they have spent four hours on the floor, and some category 2 calls may not be responded to under one of the first agreements with ambulance unions about next week’s strikes.
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.
The only two female ambulance chief executives in the country have said there is something ‘deeply wrong’ with the culture in ambulance services.
Several ambulance trusts have moved to the highest level of alert in the wake of severe pressure on emergency services in recent days.
All ambulance services are now understood to be on the highest level of alert due to ‘extreme pressures’ caused by the hot weather and covid absences among staff.
An ambulance trust has been placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission rated its leadership ‘inadequate’ and said staff felt unable to raise concerns without fear of reprisal
Staff risk being sacked because they are too short or too tall to drive a van-conversion ambulance, union officials have warned.
An ambulance trust which is expected to be heavily criticised in an imminent Care Quality Commission report has appointed a new interim chief executive.