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Provider: Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust Outstanding

Reports


Inspection carried out on 18 June 2016

During a routine inspection

Our rating of the trust improved. We rated it as outstanding because:

  • We rated safe, effective and caring as good and responsive and well-led as outstanding. We rated three core services as good overall and one as outstanding. In rating the trust, we took into account the current ratings of the three core services not inspected this time.
  • We rated well led for the trust overall as outstanding. The rating for well led is based on our inspection at trust level, taking into account what we found about leadership in individual services. We rated other key questions by combining the service ratings and using our professional judgement.


CQC inspections of services

Service reports published 27 September 2018
Inspection carried out on 18 June 2016 During an inspection of Community health services for adults Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 18 June 2016 During an inspection of Community health services for children, young people and families Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 18 June 2016 During an inspection of Community health inpatient services Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 18 June 2016 During an inspection of Community urgent care services Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
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Service reports published 10 December 2014
Inspection carried out on 8-11 September 2014 During an inspection of Community health services for adults Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 8-11 September 2014 During an inspection of Community health services for children, young people and families Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 8-11 September 2014 During an inspection of Reference: Urgent care services not found Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 8-11 September 2014 During an inspection of Community end of life care Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 8 - 11 September 2014 During an inspection of Community health inpatient services Download report PDF (opens in a new tab)
See more service reports published 10 December 2014
Inspection carried out on 8-11 September 2014

During a routine inspection

When aggregating ratings, our inspection teams follow a set of principles to ensure consistent decisions. The principles will normally apply but will be balanced by inspection teams using their discretion and professional judgement in the light of all of the available evidence.

Overall we judged the trust to be good. We identified some concerns regarding how safe services were, in particular concerns regarding staffing levels especially in community services; and a concern regarding the prescription of a controlled drug in the operating theatre at John Coupland Hospital that was contrary to trust policy.

The majority of staff utilised evidence based guidance and received suitable training and support to carry out their roles effectively. Improvements were required regarding supervision arrangements for some staff.

Feedback from patients and their carers was positive with the majority complementary about the caring nature and positive attitudes of staff and involvement in their care.

The majority of services were responsive to the needs of patients, and the majority of targets were being met or performance was improving. However, there were some gaps in children’s and family services, and some specialist adult services.

The majority of services were well led at a local level as well as corporately across the trust. There were some areas of improvement in children's and family services.