The Healthcare Commission has launched an investigation into Staffordshire Ambulance Service trust to establish whether it has adequate systems and processes in place to ensure the safety of patients.

Serious concerns about the service have been raised concerning arrangements for clinical governance, management and leadership, safety issues and the quality of services from the trust, according to the commission.

Healthcare Commission head of investigations Nigel Ellis said: 'Concerns about [the trust] have been brought to us from a number of different sources. In order to determine the seriousness of these concerns, and the extent to which they may impact on the safety of patients, we are conducting an in-depth investigation.'

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The Healthcare Commission has launched an investigation into Staffordshire Ambulance Service trust to establish whether it has adequate systems and processes in place to ensure the safety of patients.

Serious concerns about the service have been raised concerning arrangements for clinical governance, management and leadership, safety issues and the quality of services from the trust, according to the commission.

Healthcare Commission head of investigations Nigel Ellis said: 'Concerns about [the trust] have been brought to us from a number of different sources. In order to determine the seriousness of these concerns, and the extent to which they may impact on the safety of patients, we are conducting an in-depth investigation.'

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