Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, has expressed his concern at the results of an NHS staff survey conducted for the East of England Ambulance Service, which shows that the trust is performing worse in a number of areas when compared with other ambulance trusts.
The response to the survey follow calls by Dr Poulter for urgent action to be taken by ambulance chiefs to support frontline Suffolk’s paramedics after disappointing figures were recently released, which showed that ambulances arrived late to nearly half of all immediately life-threatening emergencies in parts of rural Suffolk.
When broken down by occupational groups within the trust, the survey also reveals marked differences in responses between managers and frontline paramedics. For example, 64% of managers reported good communication between senior management and staff, whereas only 4% of paramedics responded in the same way.
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Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Suffolk (15 Jun 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated by his Department for education in Suffolk in each year since 2010.
Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Psychiatry: Doctors (14 Jun 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the recruitment and retention of psychiatry doctors in training at (a) CT1 and (b) ST4 level (i) nationally and (ii) in the east of England.