Report criticises London ambulance service

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:147

London's ambulance service is suffering from weak management, lack of staff training, high rates of absence, and poor rostering of staff, according to a new report. The report, which calls for sweeping changes to the service, provoked accusations from the Labour party that the health secretary, Virginia Bottomley, had “failed the people of London.”

It was the health secretary who commissioned the report after the death in June last …

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