Dalton review

Sir David Dalton has conducted a review for the government on new options for providers of NHS care. The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive considered issues such as whether local or non-geographical networks of hospitals and services could be brought together under a single leadership team. The review also explores how high-performing NHS organisations might lend their support to providers in difficulty.

Related publication

Future organisational models for the NHS

Future organisational models for the NHS front cover

Future organisational models for the NHS front cover
Our paper with the Foundation Trust Network explores some of the organisational models that providers could use to meet strategic and financial challenges.


Salford Royal's journey to becoming the safest organisation in the NHS

David Dalton

Sir David Dalton shares his journey as Chief Executive of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and explains how the trust has developed an organisational culture focused on delivering safe care.

From the blog

Has Dalton found a way forward for struggling organisations?

Chris Naylor

Encouraging leaders to take on new responsibilities will be challenging at a time when financial pain is driving many organisations to focus inwards rather than outwards, says Chris Naylor.

New organisational models for the NHS won't be built in a day

Candace Imison

Candace Imison says the prospect of a range of new organisational models for NHS providers seems to have caught the imagination of policy-makers.

Our work with NHS leaders

The King's Fund designs, develops and delivers tailored leadership programmes for health organisations and systems. We also run programmes for individuals, including:

  • Top Manager programme - a transformational five-week programme for senior leaders in who want to improve their impact, resilience and resourcefulness
  • Collaborative Leadership programme designed to support chief executives to lead their organisations more effectively within the current health and social care system.

Our supporting paper