14 MAY 2012


Dr Dan PoulterDr 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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NHS Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is slightly at odds about the point being made. The point is not how it is open to the trust to procure the best clinical services but how, later, through a company, staff might be re-employed on a lower salary. Clearly, trusts already have flexibility through “Agenda for Change” to start people on a higher pay point, but I wondered more generally whether my hon....

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Daniel Poulter: The hon. Lady and her colleagues are right to highlight the fact that the financial pressure on the NHS is the main driver for this situation. Does she agree that it is very difficult in some services to differentiate between administrators and back-office services, and frontline services? Sometimes, administrators and back-office workers are embedded in clinical teams, and this actually...