Monitor tells NHS providers to “look again” at year’s financial plans

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 04 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4245
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Monitor, the regulator of health services in England, has ordered NHS service provider organisations to take emergency action to help stave off the “unprecedented” financial crisis facing the NHS.

A letter from David Bennett, Monitor’s chief executive, sent on 3 August, orders “all providers—even those planning for a surplus this year—to look again at their plans to see what more can be done.” The NHS was facing “an almost unprecedented financial challenge,” he …

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