NHS Lincolnshire CCG

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Covid deaths surge at ‘special measures’ trust which ‘escaped’ first wave

Covid deaths at a small Midlands hospital trust have quadrupled in less than two weeks, putting it higher than nearly all its peers.

ambulance

Distance not always factor in ambulance response times

There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.

Staff need to work together to improve the patient experience

All but two health systems now have an independent chair

Almost every health system now has an independent chair in place or are actively recruiting to the post, HSJ analysis shows.

Lincolnshire

Four-way CCG merger planned for April

Four clinical commissioning groups in Lincolnshire have announced plans to merge in April, amid a wave of similar decisions around the country.

James Illman 3x2

‘About that bus…?’: Not just Kent – The troubled health economies facing a no-deal jam

Welcome to the ‘About that bus…?’ weekly newsletter – giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.

doctors

Special measures trust to ban GMC concern medics

A rural trust is rowing back on hiring locum doctors with General Medical Council restrictions, after a non-executive director questioned the “high number” of such staff being employed.

Grantham Hospital ambulances

A&E downgrade pushes demand onto struggling neighbour

The full extent of the increased pressure on a struggling city hospital after the downgrading of a neighbour’s emergency department has finally been revealed.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

Trust warns university is unable to fill nursing places

A rural trust has warned university places to study nursing are not being filled despite a recent boost in national funding to expand clinical placements.

lung cancer

Revealed: CCGs with highest rates of lung cancer detected in A&E

Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A&E, new data reveals.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Trust appoints interim chief after failed recruitment campaign

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed an interim chief executive after an unsuccessful national campaign for a permanent recruit.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Special measures trust asks ‘how trustworthy’ are we?

A Lincolnshire trust which has been in special measures for more than two years is asking the public for their views on its reputation.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

Single accountable officer appointed in Lincolnshire

A single accountable officer has been appointed to work across four Lincolnshire clinical commissioning groups.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

CCGs reveal large backlogs of death reviews

NHS England has been urged to dramatically increase its funding for reviews of learning disability deaths, as clinical commissioning groups have revealed large backlogs with their investigations

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient safety fears prompt no confidence vote at trust

Unions at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust have passed a ‘no confidence vote’ in its senior management because of patient safety concerns.

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Personalised care in both the NHS and social care must be the default position

Glen Garrod makes a case for implementing integrated personal budgets for patients with funding from health and social care to ensure an “integrated experience”

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Trust forecasts £32m agency staff spend

A Lincolnshire trust is predicting it will spend £32m on agency staff by the end of the year due to a high vacancy rate and staff turnover.

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.

Wheelchair on pavement

'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.

Disability and housing

Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.