United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Breast cancer radiology

Breast cancer target performance drops 10pp in a year

Performance against a target for the NHS to quickly see patients with suspected breast cancer fell by more than 10 percentage points in the last financial year, new data reveals.

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.

Money, cash and notes

NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

Elderly care

Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.

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A&E performance hits lowest level

NHS performance against the four-hour accident and emergency target hit a record low in January on both the overall and type 1 category for major emergency departments.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Children at risk of harm at general hospital, warns CQC

Children being cared for at a district general hospital’s emergency department are at risk of harm, the Care Quality Commission has found, shortly after raising similar concerns late last year.

cancer reaserch

National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

Money, cash and notes

CQC issues first of its kind penalty

The Care Quality Commission has, for the first time, fined a trust for failing to comply with its duty of candour.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Children at risk of harm at Lincolnshire hospital, finds CQC

Children have been put at risk of harm in the emergency department at Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire, the Care Quality Commission has found.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient safety fears prompt no confidence vote at trust

Unions at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust have passed a ‘no confidence vote’ in its senior management because of patient safety concerns.

Weston General Hospital

A&E unit’s fate to be decided next year

The fate of one of the NHS’ smallest emergency departments will be decided “later next year”, commissioners announced this month.

Jan Sobieraj

United Lincolnshire chief executive to retire

The chief executive of a challenged Lincolnshire trust will retire next year, it has been announced.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

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.

Front of Medway Maritime Hospital

'Fantasy' trust debts overtake PFI liabilities

A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.

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.

Money

Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.