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Foundation trusts turn in strong financial performance

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:686
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    England's foundation trusts are generating major cash surpluses for reinvesting in care of patients at a time when the NHS overall is struggling financially, says a report by an independent body.

    Monitor, the independent regulator of foundation trusts, has given these NHS organisations, which have greater financial and operational freedom than other trusts, a clean bill of health for their finances, in a new report of their performance in the nine months to December 2005.

    However, one foundation trust—University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust—is causing concern and was the only one of the 32 foundation …

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