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    Trust A&E 'hours from closing' as locum pay row deepens


    Lincoln County Hospital A E was “hours from closure” after locums declined work NHS Improvement says it is unacceptable for locums to hold NHS to ransom Eleven doctors did not show up for work at UHNM’s A E A hospital emergency department was “just hours from closure” last week after

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    Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year


    106 trusts report increase in E coli rates, with more than 10 per cent increases at 60 PHE data casts doubt over feasibility of government target to halve infections by 2020 Across England the infection rate has increased by 6.7 per cent in 12 months and by 12.7 per cent in two years Almost 70

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    Hunt wades into A&E closure row


    Health secretary orders review of Lincolnshire trust’s decision to close hospital A E overnight Independent reconfiguration panel will make initial assessment of whether full review is needed Trust says remains committed to fully reopening Grantham A E ‘but only when safe to do so’ Jeremy ...

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    Patient safety fears after trust moves to radiology consortium


    Kettering General Hospital dealing with major reporting backlogs affecting thousands of scans, including urgent and cancer MRI and CT scans At least one serious incidence and 68 other incidences of potential harm identified, with patients waiting up to 3 months for routine MRI scan results Fault

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    Analysis: Trusts 'on track' with finances forecast major deterioration


    Several trusts revised their year-end forecast internally by up to £20m New protocol meant numbers published by NHS Improvement suggested providers were on course to meet their target Trusts forecasting significant deterioration include Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership, King’s College

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    A&E could be downgraded to 'urgent care centre-plus'


    United Lincolnshire chief executive says trust wants to reopen unit 24/7 but suggested it could lose services One option is for Grantham to become an “urgent care centre-plus” Trust announced “temporary” night time A E closure was being extended until “at least” February The chief executive

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    Hacked trust faces criticism over handling of worst cyber attack on NHS


    Northern Lincolnshire criticised for not using NHS Digital’s cyber security expert team Central team yet to arrive on site as trust opts for private firm to support them manage virus News follows significant concerns being raised that virus could spread The hospital trust at the centre of the

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    Exclusive: Computer attack could hit more hospitals, officials warn


    Trusts around the country are warned over spread, after most disruptive cyber attack on an NHS trust NHS Digital warns trusts of “potential threat to your organisation” Senior source warns trusts are at risk of “going down with same virus”  National officials have issued a warning to NHS

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    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every rating in the

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    A&E night closure sees two patients a night sent elsewhere


    Early data from controversial move suggests average of just two patients a night needed transporting to alternative A E, says trust Night closure of Grantham unit resulted in admissions being reduced from 14 to 12 per day, trust says Royal College of Emergency Medicine says trust took