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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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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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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.

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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.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Mental Health

Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project

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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.

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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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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

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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.

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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.

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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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Updated: Private firm wins first full commissioning support tender

A private sector supplier has won the first tender for commissioning support services to be completed via NHS England’s procurement framework.

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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.

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Commissioners look to extend 111 contracts until moratorium ends

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.