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Government must set up mechanism to save failing trusts

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7530.1426-j (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1426
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Pressure on NHS staff to maintain good care of patients will only get worse as the financial burdens on trusts grow, says a new report from the health policy think tank the King's Fund.

    The report, published last week, warns that over the next few years a fifth of trusts are highly likely to have “large and persistent debts” that will put them at risk of failing.

    These debts …

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