Hospital chief resigns, accusing Monitor of undermining leaders

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 17 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6883
  1. Richard Vize
  1. 1London

The former consultant physician Mark Newbold has resigned as chief executive of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, saying that the regulator Monitor had set too short a timescale for improvements to be made at the trust.

Last month the regulator put a condition on the trust’s licence that raised the prospect of forcing a change of leadership.1 It acted after the trust failed to reduce waiting …

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