The Department of Health’s (DH) publication Developing the NHS performance regime, published 4 June 2008, announced the Government’s intention to “establish a failure regime for state-owned providers that reflects the Government’s obligations to ensure service continuity and protect public assets.”
The DH is now consulting on their proposals for such a regime and seeks views on them by 3 December 2008.
Meanwhile, according to a Health Service Journal (HSJ) report (18 September 2008), up to 92 trusts could be “culled” as part of the “NHS failure regime.” For further information, read the HSJ article here.
Download the consultation document Consultation on a regime for unsustainable NHS providers here.
UPDATE 19 September 2008 – Read Paul Dutton’s article (19 September 2008) on failing NHS foundation trusts in the Health Service Journal here.