More improvements are needed at troubled trust that faces legal conditions

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 20 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c377
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    Slow progress at a troubled trust that has been criticised for inadequate maternity services means that it has little time to improve before a new registration regime for all trusts begins.

    A progress report on Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust published on 18 January by the health service regulator the Care Quality Commission shows that despite improvements at the trust progress on some of its problems has been too slow.

    The commission’s system of registration for all NHS trusts, under which they will be allowed to operate, is due to begin in April, and the trust is now under pressure to improve or face having legal requirements placed on it or have some of its services suspended.

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