To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Questions 144259, 144260 and 144261, what the timetable is for implementing a system of primary care streaming and planning to establish an urgent treatment centre co-located with the accident and emergency department and a specific improvement focus on the 62-day cancer standard and the elimination of long waits for treatment within North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 21 May 2018 to Questions 144259, 144260 and 144261, by what date he expects North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to be meeting its targets for (a) A&E waiting times, (b) 62-day cancer treatment and (c) planned operations and care.
North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s ambition is to have the final urgent treatment centres (UTC) model in place and operational by June 2019, but to start to work with existing providers of more traditional services (general practitioner out-of-hours, accident and emergency (A&E) and primary care streaming) immediately to start to work towards delivering the standards of a UTC prior to winter 2018/19.
The Trust is receiving onsite support from the NHS Improvement regional support team and the Emergency Care Improvement Programme to improve performance at the Trust’s A&E. The Trust has an improvement plan in place to provide a month-on-month improvement throughout the year for performance against the 62-day cancer standard. The Trust has an ongoing sustained focus on improving the waiting times for planned treatment for all patients, including those with particularly long waits.