Community health trust rated ‘good’ by inspectors


Services provided by a community health trust have been rated ‘good’ in its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) was inspected in September this year and CQC praised its work with inpatients, urgent care, community health, children and families, and end of life care.

Chief executive Andrew Morgan said the trust board was ‘delighted’.

He said: “We were particularly proud to hear inspectors talk about the feedback from our patients when looking at the caring nature of our services, which they described as overwhelmingly positive.

“We would now like to focus on making improvements to transform LCHS from a good organisation into an outstanding one.”

Areas highlighted for improvement included ensuring staff have time for in-depth reflection on their clinical practice; ensuring systems are in place to share learning across the organisation following incidents and demonstrating all premises and equipment are fit for purpose and maintained.

Good practice areas included the care and treatment of patients and families in palliative care services and throughout the Macmillan and community nursing services.