Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Manager wins short-staffing whistleblowing case

A manager has won his employment tribunal against a patient transport company he alleged had misled clients over staffing.

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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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Trusts turn to artificial intelligence to tackle staff shortage

Two East Midlands trusts are trialling the use of artificial intelligence tools to diagnose breast cancer in a bid to mitigate the national shortage of radiologists.

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Mental health trust appoints new chief

An East Midlands mental health trust has announced it has appointed a new chief executive.

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Many mental health trusts are too small, says top CEO

Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.

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New chief for mental health trust announced

Nottinghamshire Healthcare has appointed Dr John Brewin as its new chief executive after the retirement of Ruth Hawkins in September.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Exclusive: Multiple CCGs consider minimum waiting times

An increasing number of clinical commissioning groups are considering the introduction of controversial minimum waiting times for “non urgent” NHS procedures, despite clinical and legal concerns, HSJ has learned.

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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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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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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Care of Older People

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions

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International gang sentenced for targeting NHS in money laundering scam

NHS trusts lost millions of pounds after they were targeted by an organised crime gang scamming public bodies as part of a £12m international money laundering plot.

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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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Special measures trust makes key board appointments

United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has appointed new interim medical and finance directors this month, its latest board papers confirm.