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‘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.

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.

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.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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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

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.

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.

Kevin McGee

NHS Improvement appoints 'buddy' for special measures trust

A provider in both financial and quality special measures has been given a “buddy” trust by NHS Improvement to improve its position.

Simon Pleydell

London trust chief approached to lead troubled northern STP

A chief executive due to retire from a London acute trust next month has been asked to lead a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.

Emma Latimer

CCG chief officer quits as STP lead

The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.

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.

Peter Reading

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.

Alan Johnson

Former Labour health secretary turns down top NHS roles to join estates firm

Alan Johnson, the former Labour health secretary, has turned down national NHS roles to chair a local estates company, HSJ can reveal.

Bruce Keogh

Keogh unveils safety steps after patient dies from drinking alcohol gel

NHS England’s medical director is considering new safety measures for acute trusts after a patient died from drinking alcohol rub.

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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.

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.