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  • Wannacry screengrab

    Exclusive: One in five trusts did not make critical security updates before cyberattack


    More than one in five trusts failed to properly apply security updates that would have protected them against the worst cyberattack in NHS history.

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    Special measures trust brings in Morecambe Bay to tackle maternity concerns


    Trust served with CQC warning notice over maternity services Requirement notice served to address ‘staff competencies’ over CTG Trust supported by Morecambe Bay to improve maternity care A trust in special measures is working with Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust to improve its maternity services after ...

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    CCG chief to lead STP


    Former chief executive of NHS 24 to lead Lincolnshire STP John Turner accepted responsibility as IT costs soared 73 per cent above business case figure STP aims to achieve a “seismic shift” with £205m service reconfiguration South Lincolnshire CCG chief officer John Turner has been ...

  • Lincoln one use 26 Feb
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    Trust reveals 'extraordinary measures' after IR35 causes locum shortage


    Locums slashed A E hours from 295 a week to 52 Consultants stayed overnight in A E departments to work as middle grades Trust says provision of emergency services remains “very fragile” Locum doctors slashed their hours from 295 per week to just 52 at ...

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

    Operations and services disrupted as cyber attack fallout persists


    Patients warned of further disruption and cancellations as group of large providers grapple with cyber attack fallout Jeremy Hunt says it is “encouraging” that there had not yet been a “second spike” of attacks Government’s COBRA committee meeting on Monday evening to discuss further action ...

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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    Special measures trust makes key board appointments


    United Lincolnshire medical director joins Worcestershire Acute Hospitals New interim finance director seconded from local mental health trust Trust was put back in special measures last month United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has appointed new interim medical and finance directors this month, its latest board papers ...

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    Struggling A&E to remain shut overnight


    United Lincolnshire Hospitals extends Grantham A E overnight closure for at least three more months Trust insists it plans to fully reopen A E when “safe” to do so Independent Reconfiguration Panel due to announce if it will investigate trust’s decision The overnight closure of ...

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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    Second Keogh review trust goes back in special measures


    One of the original Keogh review special measures trusts, United Lincolnshire, rated inadequate Concerns raised about quality, safety, leadership and governance Trust waiting for health secretary’s decision on plans for A E reconfiguration United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has become the second of the original 11 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • Grantham Hospital
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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 ...

  • Breast cancer radiology

    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 attributed ...

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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 Hospital and University Hospitals North Midlands ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • The Christie

    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 ...

  • Grantham Hospital
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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 ...

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    Trust to face legal challenge over A&E closure


    LEGAL: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust could face a legal challenge against its decision to partially close the accident and emergency department at Grantham and District Hospital.

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    Lincolnshire trust confirms night time A&E closure


    ACUTE CARE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has confirmed it will go ahead with plans to close the accident and emergency department at Grantham and District Hospital at night.