Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Smyth

National plan needed to end discrimination against disabled NHS staff, say leaders

NHS England’s programme to tackle discrimination against disabled staff and patients is “fairly limited” and needs to “go up a couple gears”, according to two senior leaders.

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Trusts with huge drops in A&E performance cite ‘aged’ and ‘outdated’ hospitals

Several hospital trusts whose A&E performance was in the top half of trusts last summer have seen the biggest drops this year, with some of them citing out-of-date buildings as a major reason.

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Three trusts fall back into ‘improvement programme’

Three trusts whose struggling maternity departments were supported and supposedly improved by a national safety programme have since fallen back into the scheme.

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More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime

Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

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‘Secretive’ safety findings set to be revealed direct to CQC

The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.

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Trusts drop business rates battle against councils

Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.

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Exclusive: Leaked data reveals nearly quarter of a million year-plus waiters

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been waiting more than a year for operations and other hospital procedures, HSJ has learned.

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Eleven trusts renew £1.5bn court battle with their local councils

Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.

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Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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HSJ Partnership Award winners announced

LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare and the Perinatal Institute were among the winners at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2020: Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign

WINNER: LloydsPharmacy Healthcare Centre: LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare

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Patients harmed by delays at special measures trust

Patients were harmed at a Lincolnshire trust because of delays in receiving outpatients and diagnostics appointments, the Care Quality Commission has warned.

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Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.

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Nearly 35,000 patients overdue follow-ups at single trust

Nearly 35,000 patients are overdue a follow-up appointment at North Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: The trusts where patients lost their sight after follow-up delays

Dozens of patients suffered permanent or long-term harm to their eyes after waiting too long for a follow-up appointment, HSJ can reveal — with thousands more waiting over a year longer than they should have.

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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.

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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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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.

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Waiting list grows 7.3 per cent

The English waiting list is still growing, and the admission rate still faltering, despite the promises and plans, notes Rob Findlay