NHS England’s lead for ambulance services and other ‘out-of-hospital urgent and emergency care’ is leaving to take up a deputy chief executive role in the ambulance sector.
This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.
One of the NHS’s most pressurised regions has announced a shake up of its provider leadership, creating a new acute trust group in the process.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service has appointed a new chair, who will join the organisation from an acute trust.
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.
Unison has announced two 24-hour ambulance worker strikes in January, adding it will start balloting members for further strikes in the spring.
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.
An audit conducted by an acute trust has found more than half the patients taken to one of its hospitals by ambulance were deemed “inappropriate for conveyance”.
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 acute trust has had to stand down a new service which led to a ‘marked improvement’ in ambulance handover times, due to a lack of permanent funding to support it.
NHS England’s national medical director and chief nurse are among the health service staff who have been recognised for their services in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List.
Ambulance trusts are seeing rising numbers of serious incidents resulting from delays in reaching patients, research by HSJ has uncovered.
At least 11 trusts have paid just over £4m to a Russian government-owned energy supplier in the current financial year, while 17 paid the company £17m the year before, HSJ analysis shows.
A ‘macho’ culture within ambulance trusts is leading to widespread abuse of female staff.
An HSJ roundtable explored how patient pathways can be improved and silos addressed – and the underpinning role of data in tackling these challenges
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.
Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.
Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.