Regulator is set to call in administrators to rescue Mid Staffordshire trust

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 01 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1399
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

Regulators are preparing to put Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust into administration to safeguard services for patients. It will be the first foundation trust to have to be rescued in this way.

The board at Monitor, the independent regulator of foundation trusts, decided in principle on 27 February that appointing a trust special administrator was the only option to preserve services at the troubled organisation.

If appointed, the administrators will work with commissioners and other local healthcare organisations to produce a final plan …

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