NHS North Lincolnshire CCG

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CCG hits back at contractor’s ‘wholly incorrect’ bullying claim

A clinical commissioning group has called bullying allegations from one of its contractors “wholly incorrect” — and pointed out they were made after the possibility of a performance warning was raised.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”

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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.

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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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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: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

Liane Langdon

Chief officer leaves financially challenged CCG

North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Liane Langdon is stepping down from the role.

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Transformation funding held back under national savings drive

Commissioners in Lincolnshire have told GPs they will need to hold back transformation funding for 2017-18 in response to a flagship national savings programme.

Emma Latimer

'Outstanding' CCG chief appointed to turn around struggling neighbour

The chief officer of an outstanding rated clinical commissioning group has been appointed turnaround director of a neighbouring CCG given legal directions.

Simon Pleydell

Former London trust chief executive to lead troubled STP

The chief executive of a London acute trust has agreed to head a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.

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.

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Former Southern Health director takes up new executive role

A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.

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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.

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More CCGs given NHS England legal directions

Three clinical commissioning groups has been given legal directions from NHS England amid ongoing financial difficulties, including one CCG involved in a major merger.

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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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Special measures trust to centralise services due to 'immediate' safety concerns

A special measures trust is to centralise urology and ear, nose and throat services because of “immediate workforce safety concerns”.

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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.