United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Computer and stethoscope

Trusts ‘unlock radical ambitions’ with move to same EPR


More than half of the acute trusts in a single region are set to move to the same electronic patient record system, a shift one of their CIOs described as a “serendipitous” opportunity for sharing staff and other resources.


‘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.

University Hospitals Plymouth Trust

Revealed: Four trusts report quarter of all ‘critical incidents’


More than a quarter of ‘critical incidents’ have been declared by just four trusts since the start of the crisis in urgent and emergency care.

Theatre pressures

Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Exclusive: Site-level A&E performance revealed for the first time


The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.


Trusts miss out on £50m of pledged ‘net zero’ funds


Nearly a fifth of the capital funding allocated to the NHS for ‘net zero’ projects was never received by trusts, with at least two schemes prevented from going ahead due to a lack of flexibility in the scheme.


CQC names worst trusts for experience in A&E


The Care Quality Commission has named the trusts which have performed ‘worse than expected’ on patient experience in urgent and emergency care.

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.

Money, finance and accounts

NHSE rejects ‘unacceptable’ ICS deficit


NHS England has expressed ‘significant disappointment’ over the finances of an integrated care system and extended its regime of ‘mandated oversight’.

Neil Mortensen

Eight trusts win place on elective recovery project


Eight trusts have been awarded roles trialling a new accreditation scheme for surgical hubs as part of an NHS England pilot that will run until March.


NHS leaders fear ambulance strike ‘calm’ will not last


The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.


NHS leaders ‘filled with dread’ ahead of ambulance strike


National, system and trust leaders have told HSJ they fear for the safety of patients and the wellbeing of staff as the NHS experiences its first ambulance strike for 32 years.

Deficit money coins graph

ICS sinks to £35m deficit and asks permission to revise forecast


Lincolnshire’s health system has requested permission from NHS England to report a financial deficit at the end of the year, after warning its budgets will be overspent by £35m by the end of November.

CT scanner

Longest diagnostic waits at highest level since covid lockdown


The share of referrals waiting more than three months for a diagnostic test – one of the key problems behind long waits for cancer treatment – is worse than at any point since February 2021, during the second national covid lockdown.

Stephen barclay

Hospital CEOs will get ‘fair’ treatment over ambulance delays, says Barclay


Health secretary Steve Barclay says trust chief executives should be held accountable for ambulance handover delays in a ‘fair’ way that recognises factors outside their control.


Summer crisis deepens as trolley waits hit new high


Performance figures deteriorated to record lows this month as the unprecedented summer NHS crisis deepens, with trolley waits reaching a new high point and the waiting list growing to more than 6.7 million people.

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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.