Most provider trust finance directors expect performance to be worse than last year’s

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 01 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3589
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

NHS trusts’ finances continue to deteriorate at an “alarming rate,” but clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are performing “relatively well,” a survey has found.

The poll of 196 finance directors in England1 was carried out by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, its first since the new Conservative government took office in May 2015. Some 117 of the finance directors were based in provider trusts (47% of provider trusts), and 79 were in CCGs (37% of CCGs).

While 78% of provider trust finance directors expect their trust to be in …

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