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Failure to change care provision will leave more UK trusts in financial difficulty, say MPs

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2386 (Published 26 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2386
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

The longer NHS trusts fail to change how they provide care, the more likely they will be to run into financial trouble, MPs have warned.

In a report published on 26 March by the parliamentary health select committee,1 MPs said that trusts were not changing their models of care quickly enough and were doomed to hit serious financial problems as a result.

The report followed the committee’s annual accountability hearing2 with Monitor, which regulates the health sector in England. The report recommended that Monitor should review its relationships with providers in primary care and the third sector because it had not yet developed a good enough …

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