Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation 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.

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The staff wellbeing strategies that work


Zosia Walecka says that trusts are dedicated to improving staff morale and patient care through their emphasis on culture, evidence-based methods, resource allocation, stress management, and promoting equality and diversity

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Two trusts to miss deadline for eliminating ‘distressing’ wards


At least two trusts are set to fall short on a high-profile pledge to eradicate ‘dormitory’ style wards in mental health facilities, with delays caused by cost pressures and shortage of materials and labour.

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.


Safety fears prompt NHS trusts to support troubled independent provider


Five East Midlands trusts are working with the country’s largest independent mental health provider in a bid to improve service quality, amid concerns patient safety would have been put at risk if they had not stepped in.


Struggling system asks NHSE for help with ambulance handovers


Health leaders in Lincolnshire have admitted they do not have a ‘robust’ response to managing the risks posed by ambulance handover delays and poor response times.

Hospital staff

Staff survey: Best and worst for mental health


Staff working for mental health and learning disability providers remain the least likely to say they are happy with the standard of care offered by their organisation – although there has been a slight improvement.

Staff need to work together to improve the patient experience

All but two health systems now have an independent chair


Almost every health system now has an independent chair in place or are actively recruiting to the post, HSJ analysis shows.

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Half of trust’s BME staff report abuse from public


Almost half of all black and minority ethnic background staff at a Lincolnshire trust said they experienced abuse, bullying or harassment from patients and visitors last year.

Patient transport

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.


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.

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.


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.


Mental health trust appoints new chief


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


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.

Joe Rafferty

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.

John Brewin

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.