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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

A team from Agencia is working with the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to develop its overall clinical strategy.  Working to a 5 – 10 year horizon, this document will be a key element in the Trust's application to become a foundation trust and the strategy will set the 'direction of travel' for the development of all clinical services for the future.

The approach taken has been one of close engagement with clinicians to ensure shared 'ownership' of the challenges and opportunities faced by this large trust, which covers an extensive rural geography and which comprises multiple sites.  Within a 'clinically driven, managerially supported' ethos, workshops have been held across all medical specialties to identify and agree the key issues, and the Board has set a series of overarching guiding principles. 

A second round of workshops, with each clinical reference group, is developing the vision for change.  This vision is being cross referenced with the commissioning intentions of local commissioning groups, the priorities voiced through public and patient involvement, and the strategies of other local providers.