NHS investment boost to ambulance staff numbers
Ambulance trusts in England will be given an extra £55 million to boost staff numbers ahead of winter.
The funding will help the services to recruit more 999 call handlers, crews and clinicians to work in control rooms. It will also cover the recruitment and retention of liaison officers who manage the handover of patients between ambulances and hospitals. Each service will decide locally how best to spend their budget to increase staffing numbers such as offering part-time workers full-time roles, recruiting extra call handlers or offering staff incentives to help with retention.