United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Revealed: The trusts with toughest challenge to hit next elective target

The NHS will struggle to meet its pledge to eliminate 78-week breaches by March 2023, senior figures have warned, as an HSJ analysis lays bare the challenge of delivering the service’s next major elective recovery milestone.

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Regulators downgrade rating of high-profile trust but promote four

NHS England has moved four providers out of ‘special measures’ but significantly downgraded the rating of one specialist trust.


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.

Eugine Yafele - Chief Executive

White men form the minority of HSJ’s Top Chief Executives

A chief executive with less than four years’ experience has been selected as the number one CEO in HSJ’s eighth annual ranking of the service’s top provider trust chiefs

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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided

Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.

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Acute trust fined £111,000 over 91-year-old's 'awful' injuries

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has been fined more than £100,000 after it pleaded guilty to causing an elderly patient avoidable harm.

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Third acute trust to be prosecuted by CQC

The Care Quality Commission is to prosecute an acute trust after a patient was injured when allegedly exposed to ‘avoidable harm’.


Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up

A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.

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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.

Ted Baker, chief inspector of hospitals, CQC

Best NHS leaders should take on ‘biggest challenges’, says chief inspector

The NHS needs its best leaders to be prepared to take on ‘the biggest challenges’, despite the risk of criticism, the Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector has said.

Caroline Shaw

Long-challenged trust lifted out of special measures

A Norfolk district general hospital long viewed as among the NHS’ most challenged trusts is set to be removed from the recovery support scheme, formerly special measures, after making ‘fantastic improvements’, inspectors have announced.


New chair for red-rated ICS

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


Leak reveals hour-long ambulance delays have quadrupled in 12 months

Ambulance handover delays lasting more than 60 minutes have quadrupled compared to this time last year, according to internal NHS data.

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Revealed: The best and worst trusts to be a junior doctor

HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors.

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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.


Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime

Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

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Record number of patients treated at major A&Es last month

A record number of people attended major emergency departments for treatment last month, the latest figures from NHS England have revealed.

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Remote GP consultations causing rise in ‘inappropriate’ cancer referrals, claims trust

GPs are incorrectly putting patients on urgent cancer pathways without seeing them face-to-face, bosses at an acute trust have claimed.

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NHS England appoints new national A&E lead

NHS England and Improvement has appointed Dan Boden as interim national clinical director for urgent and emergency care following the death of Cliff Mann.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.