Foundation trusts predict first ever drop in income

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 13 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4438
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    Foundation trusts are predicting that their income over the next three years will fall for the first time and that clinical targets could be affected, according to the independent regulatory body, Monitor.

    Monitor’s yearly review of NHS foundation trusts’ annual plans (2010-1) warned that the economic recession has hit this part of the NHS. Fears have also arisen that around a quarter of foundation trusts will miss performance standard targets linked to cancer care and hospital infections.

    Foundation trusts have greater clinical and financial freedom than traditional NHS trusts to earn income and reinvest …

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