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Controversial 999 pilot ambulance trust chief executive resigns

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 01 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3092
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

The chief executive of an ambulance trust that was criticised for deliberately delaying response times to patients’ emergency call outs and misreporting its own performance has resigned.

Paul Sutton has resigned from the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust it was confirmed on 31 May, after being on a “leave of absence” since March.

The trust provides 999 and NHS 111 emergency services to people in Surrey, Kent, and Sussex. In December 2014 it launched a pilot scheme to change standard operating procedures for …

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