NHS Lincolnshire West CCG

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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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NHS trust and CCG complain over Push Doctor app website

A clinical commissioning group and NHS community trust have complained to an online GP consultation service about it using the address of an NHS walk in centre in its advertising.

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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.

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Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.

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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.

Lincolnshire

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.

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East Midlands trusts to share chair

APPOINTMENT: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed Dean Fathers as its new chair.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Leadership Academy boss joins trust as chief executive

WORKFORCE: Jan Sobieraj has been appointed chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.

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Lincolnshire trust performs ‘deep dive’ into liver disease death rates

PERFORMANCE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is performing a ‘deep dive’ review into the deaths of some liver disease patients after mortality rates were found to be much higher than expected.