The health sector regulator has today opened an investigation into whether The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has breached its licence to provide health care services by failing to operate in accordance with the principles of good governance.
Monitor has closed its investigation into the commissioning of radiosurgery services. Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre had complained that the process adopted by NHS England to decide which providers should deliver this specialised service, did not operate in the best interest of patients.
Monitor has achieved value for money in regulating NHS foundation trusts, and has generally been effective in helping trusts in difficulty to improve, according to a report published by the National Audit Office.
NHS foundation trusts are performing well in providing quality services to patients in challenging economic times, according to Monitor.
Local commissioners should join forces with NHS England and involve patients when making decisions about the future of walk-in centres, according to advice from the sector regulator.
Eleven financially challenged health economies in England are to receive expert help with strategic planning in order to secure sustainable quality services for their local patients.
A report published today by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority finds that significant progress has been made turning around some of England’s most challenged hospitals.
Monitor has arranged for expert support to be given to Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to improve the standard of care it provides.
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