Foundation trusts still struggle to hit cancer treatment targets, finds MonitorBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4056 (Published 27 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4056
- Ingrid Torjesen
NHS foundation trusts in England have improved their financial performance in the past year, but many are still struggling to meet waiting time targets for cancer services, a report by Monitor, the regulator of foundation trusts, has found.
At the beginning of 2010-11 Monitor identified a number of key challenges that could present major risks to the financial viability of foundation trusts (BMJ 2010;341:c4438, doi:10.1136/bmj.c4438). Its annual review of trusts’ performance has found that although the financial risks had been largely mitigated, and Monitor took less formal regulatory action in 2010-11 than in the previous year, many trusts were continuing to miss waiting time targets …