Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust


‘Confident’ ICS released from ‘mandated support’

An integrated care system has been lifted out of the highest level of oversight by NHS England, after facing years of operational and financial challenges.

Maz Fosh

Trust chief resigns ahead of provider joining ‘group model’

A community trust chief executive has announced she is stepping down, ahead of a new provider group being formed with a neighbouring acute.


Trusts adopt ‘group model’

NHS leaders in Lincolnshire have committed to bringing two of the county’s three trusts together in a “group” model.

Andrew Morgan July 2019

CEO who took trust out of special measures to step down

An acute trust CEO has announced he is stepping down from full-time work next year, after a 42-year stint in the NHS.

Andrew Morgan July 2019

Leaders taking tough jobs should be ‘cherished’ not ‘pilloried’, says trust CEO

Leaders who take on difficult jobs in the health service should be “cherished” and not “pilloried” by regulators, says the chief executive of a trust which is on the cusp of moving out of special measures.


New chair for red-rated ICS

Sir Andrew Cash has been appointed as interim chair of Lincolnshire’s integrated care board.

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.


Distance not always factor in ambulance response times

There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.

Andrew Morgan July 2019

‘We’ve normalised the unacceptable’, says embattled trust CEO

The chief executive of an embattled trust has told HSJ the organisation has sometimes been guilty of normalising the “unacceptable”, after regulators decided it should remain in special measures.


Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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Mental health trusts to share chair

Two mental health trusts in the East Midlands will share a joint chair from next year.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

‘Inadequate’ rating for A&E as trust’s attentions diverted

Emergency services at one of Lincolnshire’s largest hospitals were rated “inadequate” because staff were too busy trying to make improvements on another site.

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Fifth standalone community trust rated ‘outstanding’

A fifth standalone community trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

Grantham Hospital ambulances

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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Length of stay cut by 30 pc in GIRFT pilot

One of the country’s biggest rural trusts has cut patients’ length of stay in hospital and improved waiting times by separating elective orthopaedic work from trauma cases, according to the results of a pilot project.

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.

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Midlands trust rated outstanding

A community trust has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.


Serco set to take over Carillion NHS contracts

Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.