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Monitor launches inquiry after NHS trust ran up £29.5m deficit in five months

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5306 (Published 02 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5306
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

England’s health sector regulator Monitor has launched an investigation into the finances of an NHS hospital trust after it forecast a significant deficit by the end of the financial year.

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which provides NHS services for around 1.2 million people in the West Midlands, has recorded a £29.5m (€40m; $45m) deficit in the first five months of 2015-16 and been forced to draw on its …

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