East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Non-executive directors took over aspects of running struggling trust, review finds

A trust’s executive and non-executive roles were ‘confused’ and board members behaved in a way which was ‘not aligned” with trust values, an external review has found.


Trust rows back on ‘too tall or too short’ dismissal threat

Staff risk being sacked because they are too short or too tall to drive a van-conversion ambulance, union officials have warned.


Rail strikes ‘will kill people’, warns NHS leader

Next week’s rail strikes will “probably end up killing people” as they will prevent staff working for already struggling ambulance trusts from getting to work, a senior NHS leader has told HSJ.

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Staff warn of ‘worsening’ culture at beleaguered trust

The culture at a long-troubled ambulance trust is ‘worsening, not improving’, its staff have told a health watchdog.


Revealed: Surge in serious incidents caused by ambulance delays

Ambulance trusts are seeing rising numbers of serious incidents resulting from delays in reaching patients, research by HSJ has uncovered.


Manager’s death to be investigated

An ambulance trust has appointed a former senior trust executive to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of a staff member, HSJ  has learned.


Trust launches investigation after staff member’s death

East of England Ambulance Service Trust has launched an ‘independent investigation into the circumstances’ surrounding the death of a staff member, the trust’s chief executive told a board meeting today.


Female ambulance staff subjected to ‘macho and sexualised’ culture

A ‘macho’ culture within ambulance trusts is leading to widespread abuse of female staff.

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HSJ Awards 2021: Primary Care Innovation of the Year

WINNER: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, HUC and East of England Ambulance Service Trust: 111 Option 3 - Palliative Care Telephone Service

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Another ambulance service declares critical incident after IT outage

An ambulance provider has declared a critical incident after suffering significant IT issues – the second ambulance trust to have done so in as many weeks.


Scandal-hit trust sees surge of staff voicing concerns

A trust facing serious questions about its working culture has had a dramatic rise in the number of concerns raised about issues such as harassment and bullying.


Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime

Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

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Trust bids for settlement in landmark NHS employment case

A high-profile employment case has been postponed as the trust and staff members involved try to reach a settlement.


'Inappropriate behaviour' toward trainees contributes to decision to cut education funds

An ambulance trust has lost funding for hundreds of trainees after a watchdog found it had been slow in addressing safety concerns and inappropriate behaviour.

Tom Abell

Trust accused of ‘combative leadership’ announces new chief exec

East of England Ambulance Service Trust has appointed a new chief executive after nine months with an interim at the helm.


Landmark legal agreement sees Equality Rights Commission monitor trust’s record on sexual harassment

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has required an ambulance trust to sign a legally-binding agreement stating how it will protect its staff from sexual harassment.


Region sees first sustained rise in covid admissions since January

A region has had a small but sustained rise in covid hospital admissions, for the first time since the peak of the winter wave, HSJ analysis shows

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‘Medically fit’ patients caught covid while waiting for discharge, trust admits

A hospital trust has admitted that ‘medically fit’ patients caught covid on its wards while waiting to be discharged, with some of the cases under investigation.

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‘Catastrophic’ threat to cancer performance at England’s third largest hospital trust

Cancer services at a large hospital trust have been at ‘catastrophic’ risk of being overwhelmed, after two of its hospital sites had to suspend life-saving cancer surgeries in the last month due to covid-19.

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Challenged trust’s chief executive quits after ill health

The chief executive of an ambulance trust which was criticised for its leadership and its handling of sexual assault and harassment allegations has stepped down.