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NHS to act on poor performance

Health Minister, Ben Bradshaw has announced new plans to tackle poor performance in NHS hospitals and Primary Care Trusts
Health Minister, Ben Bradshaw has announced new plans to tackle poor performance in NHS hospitals and Primary Care Trusts.

Any hospital or Trust failing to meet new minimum standards for quality, safety and financial management could face its current management being replaced by executives from better performing Trusts or the private sector.

Although private sector management may be brought in to manage NHS trusts, the Department of Health confirmed that no NHS staff or assets would be transferred to the private sector.

Bradshaw said: "The NHS has come a long way in the last 10 years, with record investment, more clinical staff, shorter waiting times and better cancer and heart disease survival rates. But there are still unacceptable variations in performance and a small number of NHS organisations where performance is not meeting the standards which the public and patients expect." 

The NHS said that by introducing more transparency, patients and the public would more easily understand how well their local health service is performing.

"It's important for patients to know how safe their local hospital is and to feel confident in the competence and professionalism of the staff. Getting effective and meaningful performance measures is crucial," said Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director.

The quality, safety and financial criteria used to measure underpeformance and failure, along with figures on trusts not meeting them, will be published later this year.

5th June 2008

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