UK Health Commission downgrades four foundation trusts

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:187
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

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    Four foundation hospital trusts have been graded down to two stars in this year's round of annual performance indicators from the healthcare watchdog, throwing into question their future as independent operators.

    Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, and Papworth Hospital NHS Trust could face being stripped of their foundation status if they fail to satisfy demands from the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts to explain the reasons for their demotion by 3 August.

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