A Lincolnshire trust which has been in special measures for more than two years is asking the public for their views on its reputation.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has set out plans to temporarily close Grantham Hospital’s emergency department at night time because of staff shortages and patient safety concerns.
WORKFORCE: A social enterprise spun out of an NHS community services provider is in dispute with its staff after trying to cut unsocial hours and on-call payments.
STRUCTURE: North East Lincolnshire CCG has been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board, with minor conditions.
North East Lincolnshire CCG has developed a novel governance structure including representation from councillors, so it can take on an adult social care budget.
WORKFORCE: Three directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s North Yorkshire and Humber Local Area Team.
FINANCE: The emerging North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delegated a budget for adult social care, as well as health services.
COMMERCIAL: The Humber PCTs - Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire - and the NHS North Yorkshire and York - are working on a single commissioning support organisation, it has been confirmed.
FINANCE: From October 2011, four new clinical commissioning group (CCG) committees, led by local GPs, will take the leading role in planning and delivering £1.1bn health care services for Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
PERFORMANCE: The Humber PCT cluster has announced changes to end of life care as part of plans to improve quality and productivity.
WORKFORCE: NAViGO Health and Social Care Community Interest Company, a new social enterprise provider, has joined North East Lincolnshire Council’s healthy workplace programme.
FINANCE: All primary care trusts in the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber region except one fell short of their planned surplus at the end of 2010-11.
COMMERCIAL: A total of 22 provider/commissioner contracts for 2011-12 were not signed off at the beginning of the financial year in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus was due to hand over its children’s commissioning responsibilities to North East Lincolnshire Council this month.
STRUCTURE: North East Lincolnshire mental health services will officially become NAViGO Health and Social Care Community Interest Company on 1 April.
WORKFORCE: East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust chair Karen Knapton is to be chair of the Humber PCT Cluster, incorporating Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire PCTs, and North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus.
WORKFORCE: Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust Christopher Long is to be chief executive of the Humber PCT Cluster, incorporating Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire PCTs, and North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus.
STRUCTURE: North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus is planning to separate its mental health services into a standalone social enterprise.
A key government initiative to reduce NHS management costs is heading for failure, HSJ research suggests