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Foundation trust regulator calls for less government interference

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7523.985 (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:985
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    The chairman of the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts, Bill Moyes, has called for less government interference in the NHS and greater private sector involvement to help extend patient choice and “make failure real.”

    Speaking at the sixth annual health care conference, organised by healthcare analysts LCS International Consulting, Dr Moyes said that determining whether a trust was failing was “gloriously ill defined.” At the moment trusts were either deemed to be financially viable or on “the cliff edge of insolvency.” He suggested a similar arrangement to that used for utilities such as gas and electricity, which offers an …

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