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Improvement initiative rolled out for acute trusts in England

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:768
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    A scheme to improve performance and efficiency in acute care trusts will begin rolling out across England this month, after having been piloted at four sites since January.

    Twenty one more trusts will join the scheme, followed by 15 to 20 about every three months over the next two to three years.

    The Improvement Partnership for Hospitals initiative has been devised by the NHS Modernisation Agency, for trusts with ratings of one to three stars. There is a separate programme for zero rated trusts.

    The four pilot trusts were at Ealing Hospital, East Sussex Hospitals, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's Hospital, and Nottingham City …

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