NHS Lincolnshire East CCG

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

CQC investigates trust over 'duty of candour' breach

The Care Quality Commission could take action against an NHS trust after a coroner exposed its poor handling of a patient death and failure to follow duty of candour rules.

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Managers ‘consumed by operational issues’ as trust remains in special measures

Executives at an NHS trust have told the Care Quality Commission they are ”consumed by operational issues” with the regulator recommeding it remain in special measures.

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Revealed: Millions of patients denied access to extended GP hours

More than five million patients have no access to extended GP opening hours with new NHS England data showing those CCGs which are furthest away from meeting national deadline.

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Analysis: The areas struggling most with cancer targets

Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.

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Exclusive: Multiple CCGs consider minimum waiting times

An increasing number of clinical commissioning groups are considering the introduction of controversial minimum waiting times for “non urgent” NHS procedures, despite clinical and legal concerns, HSJ has learned.

Grantham Hospital

A&E night closure will not face investigation

The overnight closure of Grantham and District Hospital’s A&E will not face a full investigation by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

Grantham Hospital

Special measures trust extends overnight A&E closure

Grantham and District Hospital’s emergency department will remain closed overnight for at least another three months, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has announced.

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Exclusive: Special measures trust appoints ex-UCLH boss as new chief

A trust in special measures has appointed a former University College London Hospitals boss and private sector consultant as its new chief executive.

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CCG and council appoint 'first of its kind' joint chief

A CCG and local authority have appointed the council’s chief executive to head a single leadership team across both organisations.

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Special measures trust brings in Morecambe Bay to tackle maternity concerns

A trust in special measures is working with Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust to improve its maternity services after regulators raised the alarm about patient safety.

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CCG chief to lead STP

South Lincolnshire CCG chief officer John Turner has been appointed senior responsible officer at Lincolnshire STP.

Grantham Hospital

Struggling A&E to remain shut overnight

The overnight closure of a struggling emergency unit has been extended for at least a further three months.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Second Keogh review trust goes back in special measures

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has become the second of the original 11 trusts placed in special measures in 2013 to be put back in the programme, after being rated inadequate.

Grantham Hospital

Hunt wades into A&E closure row

Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review of United Hospitals Lincolnshire Trust’s decision to close Grantham and District Hospital’s accident and emergency department overnight by the independent reconfiguration panel.

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Cyber attack trust reveals details of ransomware virus

The cyber attack experienced by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust in October was caused by a variant of ransomware, a trust director has revealed.

Grantham Hospital

A&E could be downgraded to 'urgent care centre-plus'

The chief executive of the trust that runs Grantham hospital has said it intends to reintroduce 24/7 opening for urgent care at the site, but suggested its emergency unit could be reduced to an “urgent care centre-plus”.

Grantham Hospital

A&E night closure sees two patients a night sent elsewhere

The controversial closure of a small hospital’s emergency department at night has resulted in an average of just two patients a night needing to be transported to an alternative A&E during the first six weeks, trust managers have reported.

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Trust plans night time A&E closure after reaching 'crisis point'

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has set out plans to temporarily close Grantham Hospital’s emergency department at night time because of staff shortages and patient safety concerns.

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Lincolnshire sets out plans to tackle £60m deficit and performance

RECONFIGURATION: NHS leaders in Lincolnshire will go out to public consultation later this year over plans to radically overhaul key services.